July 3rd, 2012

Swimming And Health: How To Prevent Annoying Side Effects

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When water becomes stuck in the ear canal after swimming, it can promote bacterial growth that causes this painful infection. If you're prone to these infections, make at-home preventive eardrops using one part white vinegar and one part rubbing alcohol, the Mayo Clinic advises. Put a drop into each ear before and after swimming to promote dryness and discourage bacterial growth.

 

Huffington Post Canada by Nancy Ryerson

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