DENVER -- Swimmer's ear is a painful reality of summer fun. As much as kids enjoy days at the pool, water can get caught in the ear canal, irritating the skin and eventually causing an infection.
We found a quick solution that takes seconds to mix. It's just equal parts rubbing alcohol and white vinegar poured into a small dropper bottle.
You'll want to pull the earlobe down so the mixture can flow in and place five drops into each ear, right after you swim. Let the drops drain in and wipe off any excess.
Be careful doing this with small children; you don't want to get the drops into their eyes. And you shouldn't use it on ears that are already infected or it could sting. The drops won't cure an infection, but they could prevent one.