Swimmer's ear can be painful and annoying but it is easily preventable and treatable. If you anticipate swimmer's ear, there are two solutions you can easily mix at home using low-cost household items to both treat and prevent the condition.
Things You'll Need
- White Vinegar
- Tea Tree Oil
- Olive Oil
- Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol
- Small Plastic Eyedropper Bottle
- Empty Plastic Condiment Bottle
- Measuring Cup
- Blank Label
- Ink Pen
Measure 1 ounce of isopropyl alcohol, 1 ounce of water and 1 ounce of white vinegar.
Clean and dry the plastic condiment bottle and place the funnel on top of it. Hold the funnel on the top of the bottle while pouring each liquid inside. Remove the funnel and shake gently to mix.
Transfer the solution to a small eye dropper bottle for storage. Label the blank bottle "ear drops" and the date so it's not mistaken for something else and so you know when to discard it. Store at room temperature for up to one week.
Swimmer's Ear Treatment Drops
Measure 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Clean and dry the small plastic eye dropper bottle and place the funnel on top of it. Hold the funnel while pouring the oils in the bottle so no liquid spills out.
Close the bottle and mix thoroughly. Label, and store at room temperature for up to one year.