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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to put vinegar and olive oil in ear?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ear: Your ear is not a garden salad. Don't recommend dousing it with oil & vinegar.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Uses of olive oil for the ear?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
None I recommend: Some self treating mothers use this and other preparations for a variety of things, mostly doing no harm or benefit. Warming it slightly & putting it in the canal can diminish eardrum pain. The same can be done with heat to the side of the head. The adage that you should put nothing in your ear other than your elbow is pretty good advice.
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