So why am I talking about ear infections on a mountain biking website? The other day I went to the beach with my daughter and her friends. I played in the water and later that day my left ear was aching. I figured something nasty in the beach water got in my ear canal and started to grow…eeew.
I’m about to give you some tips on how I remedied my outer ear ache. If you’re not familiar with what it is, some people actually call it Swimmer’s ear and it’s an infection in the outer ear canal, which goes from your eardrum to the outside of your head.
Ok let’s get down to it. First thing you’ll need is some Hydrogen Peroxide. If you don’t have any, go to your local drug or grocery store and get some. They only cost about a dollar for a bottle. Then what you do is fill up the cap of the bottle about 1/2 full. Place your head on a table so the infected ear is up. Pour the cap of hydrogen peroxide in. It’s going to feel odd because you’re pouring in cold liquid. You’ll feel the peroxide settle in, then if you have some sort of infection in that area, then you’ll feel it fizzle.
When I did this, I let it sit for about 10 minutes or up until the fizzing stopped. When I was done, I took a tissue to catch the peroxide, placed it over my ear, then I sat up. Make sure you get all of it out. In a bit, you’ll start to feel better.
I’ve been doing this remedy for my kids for years. Saves us from having to go to the Doctor’s and get a prescription for antibiotics.