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Heather

Swimmer's Ear:

It is important to know what is causing an ear ache, as different causes should be treated differently.

Swimmer's Ear is a fungal infection, and almost any type of fungus is quickly and effectively treated with vinegar.

The Remedy:

Mix white vinegar 50/50 with clean water. Drop into ear, and wiggle ear to ensure it goes all the way in.

This provides almost instant results, especially if the infection is caught early. My son woke with Swimmer's Ear one night, and after a quick vinegar treatment and about fifteen minutes for the pain to subside somewhat, went back to sleep and by morning his ear was completely well.

You may mix vinegar with rubbing alcohol instead of water, but the alcohol will sting and is not necessary. The vinegar does a fine job of creating a pH environment that is completely unfriendly to fungus, and the little bit of extra water will run out and not cause further problems as long as you dry your ear carefully.

Side note: Vinegar of various sorts and in various concentrations is wonderful for other fungal infections as well. I rub it on my scalp for dandruff, for instant results. I pour apple cider vinegar in the bath for vaginal yeast infections, for instant relief and quick recovery. For fungus, vinegar works better and faster than any store-bought or prescription remedy. But only for fungus--for bacterial infections, vinegar can actually make the problem worse. So be sure you know what you're dealing with!

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Danae~

This really does work. I found this solution on another website and tried it. I am a USS swimmer and swim every day so this help alot. Not only does it cure the ear, i think it helps prevent from swimmers ear if you use it before/after you swim. =)

kathleen

well its two in the morning where im at and i cant sleep due to a massive ear ache. i just tried this and i do feel releived. hopefully my infection or whatever this is will be gone by tomorrow morning. i will let you all know

Josh

Kathleen,

I got an ear ache about the same time you did, and came to this site too. I tried the remedy, I hope it works. It's been 10 mins and the pain has subsided only a bit, and that may be due to the Advil...

Will let ya know.

Kara

I had a really bad double ear infection and went to the doctor. The doctor prescribed ear drops and this cured the pain from the infection, only to leave me with a really painful fungal infection in my ears. He then put in a thick fungal cream in my ear canals. Now, 3 months later still suffering I'm trying your vinegar solution. I mixed 50/50 w/alcohol, but I'm going to try the water instead tonight. Wish me luck, I've been suffering for almost 8 months!

Anonymous

Ive had an ear ache for about three days. I think its this because i swim almost every sinngle day. On thursday i dived in and went to the bottom in 8ft then my right ear popped then i couldnt here that well out of it anymore.

Anonymous

I tried it i had it in for about 15 mins now it doesnt hurt as much ty for the help. But it still has some pain.

Michael

I just dropped the vinegar and water mix in and instantly my ear feels better, and here i thought i was going to have a bad day... It really works

cindy

I jumped into the lake and my ears popped . the worst pain ever in my ears. my husband found the site on the vinager and water out of all the stuff I used it took 2 min for my ear to be 50% better. thanks alot for your advise.

AMELIA

I HAVE HAD THIS EAR INFECTION FOR ABOUT 2 DAYS AND IM SO TIRED OF NOT BEING ABLE TO HEAR RIGHT AND OF COURSE THE PAIN IS SO AGONIZING... I AM GONNA TRY THIS REMEDY AND HOPE IT GOES AWAY!!! HOW LONG DO I LET IT SIT IN MY EAR?

Anonymous

I woke up with an ear ache this morning and I'm trying this solution, thank you for posting

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