Homemade Swimmers Ear Drops
Jamie here! My youngest was never very prone to ear infections – but last summer when we were swimming a lot he started getting them all the time.
It got so bad that we had to go to an ear, nose and throat doctor to clear it up. He suggested drops of swimmer’s ear after each time in water, and he gave me this homemade swimmers ear drops recipe that was just as good. You can likely find these ingredients in your home already, and the cost will be just pennies compared to the $4-6 you’d pay at the store.
Homemade Swimmers Ear Drops:
- Mix one part vinegar and one part rubbing alcohol into an old eye dropper bottle and shake.
- Use 4 drops in each ear after getting out of the swimming pool.
- If you don’t have a dropper bottle, soak a cotton ball and squeeze into the ear canal.
- The vinegar and alcohol will both kill bacteria and dry out the ear canal to prevent bacteria from growing there later.
We’ve had success with this so far – and we even use it after baths sometimes just in case.
Speaking of household items being used to replace store-bought remedies – have you tried this DIY Mouthwash and Vinegar Foot Soak yet? If not, I highly recommend it! Your cracked heels will feel so much better afterwards!