For extra protection, an easy, at-home solution for preventing swimmer’s ear is to mix one part isopropyl alcohol and one part white vinegar and use as eardrops. However, you should not use this solution on someone with tubes or a punctured eardrum.
If you suspect that you already have an ear infection, make an appointment with a physician. The sooner an ear infection is treated, the less likely more serious complications can occur.
If you would like to learn more about ear health or to schedule an appointment with a physician at East Jefferson General Hospital physician, please contact HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000 or visit www.ejgh.org.