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    Aug 2013
    St. Croix, USVI

    Swimmer's ear

    Any thoughts or suggestions about Swimmer's ear and sanitation other than what is commonly discussed?
    Any thoughts or comments about ear drops after swimming?
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    Re: Swimmer's ear

    All three of my kids (many years ago) had ear issues after any type of swimming - ocean, lake, pond, pool, etc.

    Ended up many times with antibiotics, although no one ever got "tubed".

    Our old family practicioner MD (now deceased) advised ear drops consisting of 50% white vinegar and 50% rubbing alcohol. To adjust the PH and encourage drying. Hardest part was finding a dropper bottle.......

    Worked like a charm - never had a swimming related ear issue with any of the kids after that.

    YMMV, just my two cents.......................
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    Jun 2012
    Labelle, TX

    Re: Swimmer's ear

    It really is not what's in the water but getting the ears dry after swimming. The over the counter stuff works good. I use swim ear. The main two things it has in it is alcohol and vinegar. You can mix your own 50/50 and get a dropper bottle from the drug store. The vinegar changes the pH in the ear and the alcohol dries it.
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