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Rainville , Barnstead

Ok People here it is , I have had constant itching of the ears for many years and since this past week i have been doing some research. I spent a week in Aruba, last week and i swam in the ocean and pools there, hence the outer ear problem and recent research. I had full ears, I could not here, swelling in the jaw where i could not bite properly, ringing, painfull eartags.......Very serious. This went on approx. three days untill it got to the point preveously mentioned. The last day there I went out for lunch at what i thought to be the best place I had eaten (half way across the island) and asked around for a Botonica, a pharmacy, God works in funny ways and next door down there I was. I was happy to hear that in Aruba you can call the doctor and get a perscription for a small fee. Diagnosis, outer aer infection, prescribed oral emycin and cipro drops. Turned out that I am allergic to emycin and stopped taking after day 3.5 and the drops did nothing I was beginning to reallly worry, I felt like i was in a test tube, I could not here at all. After much research, time and some thought this is what I did, keep in mind I have had itchy ears for many years so this could have been fungal or bacterial (do some research). I heated to a boil about a quart of water then let it cool to body temp., added salt, vinigar, and peroxide. I used an ear cleaning bulb that u can get at the pharmacy and gently rinsed my ears with this salution to attack any infection be it fungal or bacterial. I followed with a flushing with a salt solution. Then I rubbed a natural vapor rub on my neck and around the ears. Next I had a salad with lots of onions, garlic, horse radish and olive oil. At this time my eyes are beginning to water a little.....this is good. Now for the best of all I took the small jar of minced organic garlic and turned it on its side to get at the oil, next I used the dropper I had gotton from the cipro and put about seven or eight drops in my worst ear. I laid with that ear up and worked it in tugging on my lobe and messaging the whole area, I then heated in the microwave a sock full of rock salt that i had made earlier to releive pain and placed it over the ear(DO NOT OVERHEAT) ABOUT A MINUTE ON 60%. I then messaged the area, I could feel something like little bubbles, it tickled a little. I thought this could be good. Now here this, years earlier i had asked an airplne pilot how to equalize the ears and he told me to stretch the neck on the troubled side(or bend it away from) and yawn, maybe pinch your nose and push lightly...this works better than chewing gum...(he was nice, great information) I did this and at the same time i stuck my finger in my ear and jiggled it side to side as you might see a dog do when itching for fleas.....This worked, the muffled sound was gone I COULD HERE FINE AGAIN. After doing both ears i rinsed again with the bulb as descrbed before with warm water and some alcohol maybe 80/20 respectively to rinse the oil and alcohol to help dry.....One more thing, I dont like computers and I type maybe fifteen words a minute, Ha HA, (no really) and I have never talked on a forum but i know some of you are going insane like i was so there it is, it works, be gentle and God bless, AJR in NH

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My goodness, Barnstead! Your ailment was much more than swimmer's ear, and that regimen of substances and procedures is definitely not indicated for a simple case of water in the ear and resulting irritation. Glad to hear it worked, but for the ailment in question in this forum, better to just stick with some isopropyl alcohol drops.


This remedy worked great thank you for the posting. The onion salad worked really well too and gave me a better understanding of the ear problem I was having that just seemed to go on and on and on and on and on. I also suggest re-lubricating the ear canal as a way to protect the skin. I used some of my own ejaculate and it worked wonders thank you again.


Do you think the Aruban doctor could prescribe something to help you spell correctly? 'I couldn't here' really? It's hear. Probably learned that in 3rd grade. And you 'messaged' it. Would that me massaged?


Bite me, morons. Who cares about spelling at this point? At least somebody is trying to help instead of just criticize! Geeeeeez!


Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. The information is very much appreciated. I have been going to the pool six days a wk. for little over a month and now am experiencing swimmer's ear.


This remedy worked great thank you for posting, and thank you for posting this information the spelling is fine with me haha Radu.


Thank you for the information ;) very helpful...people can be so rude!!!


when i used a 'sock full of rocksalt' ear fell right off my friggin head! Now my sunglasses don't stay on. guess i'll get some of those sun-retardent contact lenses. Or maybe velcro my glasses to my hair.


Regarding the the garlic, did you mean 'Do not overheat?' Or 'Do not overeat?'
Have you had anyone nibbling at your ear?

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