A couple of drops of isopropyl alcohol into the ear following showering or swimming can help to prevent swimmer's ear, according to WebMD. Alcohol can also be mixed in equal parts with white vinegar, too. More »

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Though the FDA has not cleared any liquid disinfectant that uses alcohol as its primary agent for use in clinical settings, isopropyl alcohol has proven effective at killing microorganisms under certain conditions, accor... More »

The primary ingredient in each type of alcohol is the main difference and ethyl alcohol contains ethane, while isopropyl alcohol contains propane. Both types of alcohol have different uses and functions in the world. More »

Over-the-counter treatments for ear pain include oral anti-inflammatory pain medications and topical anesthetic drops, according to MedicineNet. Additionally, cold or warm compresses and oil drops can be used to treat ea... More »

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Water in the ear, sometimes called swimmer's ear, can often be treated with home remedies such as rinsing, specialty eardrops and heat, according to WebMD. Those with possible ruptured eardrums and those experiencing sev... More »

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Home remedies for swimmer’s ear include rinsing the ear with a saline solution or a solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm water, according to WebMD. Other remedies include using over-the-counter ear drops and ap... More »

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Two to three drops of sweet oil can be used to treat ear pain as long as the affected ear is not dripping pus. Viruses cause many ear infections, so they usually go away on their own and do not need antibiotics, notes Pe... More »