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Old 23-12-2012, 06:37   #16
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Re: Vinegar Saves The Day, and Lots of $$$

According to the Mayo Clinic;

“... If you know you don't have a punctured eardrum, you can use homemade preventive eardrops before and after swimming. A mixture of 1 part white vinegar and 1 part rubbing alcohol may help promote drying and prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi that can cause swimmer's ear. Pour 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) of the solution into each ear and let it drain back out. Similar over-the-counter solutions may be available at your drugstore ...”


Swimmer's ear: Prevention - MayoClinic.com

And by the US National Institutes of Health
Swimmer's ear : MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
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Old 23-12-2012, 08:06   #17
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Re: Vinegar Saves The Day, and Lots of $$$

Vinegar does not just prevent "swimmer's ear" but can cure it as well as long as you catch it early and don't have holes in your eardrum. Just a few drops of vinegar a couple times a day. You smell like a salad but it works. You can get a prescription for Volsol Otic, which is naught but vinegar and boric acid and costs about $70 for 5mL or you can use what you have on the kitchen shelf.

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John, when you put your boat up again circulate some vinegar through your AC cooling system for a while before you flush with fresh water. Just fill a bucket with the mixture, stick the input hose into the bucket and run the output hose back into the bucket. It should clean the whole system out, including the pump.
That's a great suggestion but not so easy to implement - the hoses are 1" ID and very stiff. I may not even be able to get it off the inlet hull fitting.
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Dont forget that it is great for preserving cheese. Wrap a hunk of cheese in vinegar soaked cloth and it will last a long time. That doesnt work with swiss cheese ( as I found out) because the vinegar doesnt go into the holes, and the mold starts inside. It worked great with cheddar.____Grant.
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