Homemade swimmer's ear drops are super easy to make with just these 2 ingredients and a dropper bottle! Keep the kids pain-free this summer with this DIY after-swim remedy.
Homemade Swimmer's Ear Drops
If your kids get swimmer's ear easily after being in the pool long – you've probably purchased swimmer's ear from the pharmacy before. But there's no reason to buy it at the store when you can simply make it at home!
Swimmer's ear most often refers to a skin infection in the outer ear canal – which can happen due to any skin irritations that are present before you get in the water. It commonly results in redness, pain, swelling, and sometimes clear drainage. To prevent infection from taking root, add swimmer's ear drops after getting out of the water. It probably WON'T help once the infection is present.
Here's an easy-peasy recipe to whip up your own homemade batch of DIY Swimmer's Ear drops:
What you'll need:
- Visine Bottle (or this medicine bottle with dropper)
- Mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and vinegar and use the empty visine bottle to suck it up (if that makes sense) – or fill a dropper medicine bottle with the mixture.
- Use 4 drops in each ear after swimming to prevent infections.
There are loads of home remedies for swimmer's ear that also claim to help once you already have it. Let us know your favorite home remedies!
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