How to Prevent Swimmers’ Ear

My Pediatrician's recipe to prevent swimmers ear so there are no ear aches this summer!

Do your kids love to swim any chance they get during the summer? If they do, they may be prone to swimmers ear. Swimmers ear is caused by water or bacteria sitting in your ear canal which can cause an infection and become painful. Usually, a prescription ear drop will clear it up, but if you want a way to prevent it from happening I’m going to share with you this home remedy given to us by our children’s pediatrician to prevent swimmers ear. 

My Pediatrician's recipe to prevent swimmers ear so there are no ear aches this summer!

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a doctor, this recipe is passed out to all patients at my pediatricians. This recipe is NOT recommended for swimmers with tubes in their ears and will not clear up an infection. It is only recommended for preventative measures. If you are unsure please check with your child’s Doctor first.

Quick Tip Tuesday: How to Prevent Swimmers Ear
Use this recipe daily to prevent swimmers ear.
Author: Kelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredient List
  • 1 oz Rubbing Alcohol
  • 1 oz White Vinegar
  • Small Jar
  • Dropper
  1. Mix Ingredients in your jar.
  2. After Swimming, put 3-4 drops in both ears.


6 Responses

  1. Melissa @ A Virtuous Woman says:
    I do this for my kids and it works great!
  2. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says:
    Great tips, both of my boys suffered from swimmers ear. It can ruin a summer.
  3. Wish I'd read this a few years ago! My older daughter loved to swim and was very good at it, but had to give up competitive swimming because of repeated ear infections. She tried wearing earplugs but the water always got in. Still, at least now if she wants to swim for fun we can make sure she doesn't get ill afterwards. (Once I've worked out where to buy rubbing alcohol - it's not something we use much in the UK, as far as I know!) Thanks for passing on the tip.
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      Poor thing, that is a total bummer I hate that for her. In the US we usually find it in the first aid section and it is readily available.

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