To clean out water from your ears combine 1 cup alcohol to 1 cup vinegar. 1 to 1. With an ear dropper put in 3 or 4 drops. It is amazing how this dries up the water. It made an infection go away too.
Editor's Note: I've never heard this one before. It is always best to check with your medical practitioner before trying something in your ears.
An older physician that I used to go to as a child did recommend dropping a few drops of rubbing alcohol in ears to dry them and clean them out. I have done this and it works great! I have never heard of the vinegar, but it may work well, too. I would, however, ask your physician. I know from past experience that we have to be careful about what we put in our ears. Check it out! Vinegar might do the trick, but I know that alcohol alone works, too. Thanks. (03/07/2005)
I forgot to say the ear, nose, and throat doctor was the Dr. who told me to do this. The funny thing was before I ever got to the doctor I was searching the web and found the recipe for vinegar and alcohol and just thought it was gross. (03/07/2005)
If you catch the water right away, (like just getting out of the shower or pool) just add a few drops of regular water and let the 2 combine. You will know when that happens (you will feel it and hear it). When they combine, tilt your head so the affected side is down (I do this tilting rather quickly) and all of the water will come out at once. Be sure to dry the ear carefully and be careful if you are using Q-Tips or anything of that kind because it doesn't take much to perforate the ear drum. (03/07/2005)
I think that swimmer's ear drops are equal parts of alcohol, vinegar, and peroxide. (03/08/2005)
I have definitely heard and tried this one. Got it from a home remedies book. The vinegar kills the bacteria, and the alcohol is to help the solution dry up in the ear quicker. (03/08/2005)
I've been using a mixture of 1 part peroxide to 1 part alcohol, for nearly 3 years now. I just put a Q-tip into the mixture and let it drip into my ear. The next day my ears are just fine. I've never heard of putting vinegar in your ears, but I've heard it's a "cure all". (03/13/2005)
Shake your head to the side where the water is. (07/26/2005)
Yes, but actually it is easier by far to take the hairdryer (make sure the setting is not too high) to the ears. After a bit of research I found that using the hairdryer is the recommended method of removing water from the inner ear particularly when the ear drum had been pierced. (10/16/2005)
I just tried to vinegar/alcohol. It did not work for me. I then tried just alcohol and it worked right away! Thank you so much as this has been driving me nuts! (08/10/2007)
You can get it out of your ears by just simply sleeping on the affected side of your ear. They say the pull of gravity pushes it out!
It works! (12/10/2007)
I tried the alcohol and it work really fast. I didn't have a dropper so I placed the alcohol in the alcohol bottle cover then used a small piece of cotton that when filled will hold 3-4 drops. Then I tested the cotton by squeezing it out to ensure that i wouldn't squeeze more than 4 drops. I place the 4 drops of alcohol in my affected ear, waited 4-5 seconds and then turned my affected ear towards the ground and gravity did the rest. Good luck. (06/22/2008)
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