A 33-year-old member asked:
Can i use rubbing alcohol for a congested ear?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
I wouldn't if sore: Straight rubbing alcohol can burn a tender ear. Small amounts, mixed with white vinegar, are sometimes used sparingly as a preventative for 'swimmer's ear' but--without knowing if there is a potential perforation of the eardrum--an answer here cannot responsibly suggest moving forward with this remedy since i cannot peek in your ear remotely. "congested" has me nervous--get checked out.
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Last updated Dec 17, 2014
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