Postswimmers ear ache antibiotic alternatives

ear drops may not be effective against infection itself and can make ear ache worse.

ear ache now what?

So Ive slipped up on diet, went for a cold dive, scratched that itch in my ears a few too many times, and comes down the ear ache. the awful kind. Antibiotics are a double edged sword. As you probably know, antibiotics dont kill all pathogens. Mutated resistant bacterial strains remain so that each time you are actually dealing with a new culture and the guesswork of what antibiotic will work this time. Antibiotic diversification timeline in the lab is no match to these prolific bacterial mutations as I learned while back from a Netflix documentary. In essence by taking an antibiotic you are cultivating a gmo superweed that eventually threatens to defy all antibiotics. then what?

Well, what if other options actually work?

most potent antibiotic alternatives to ear ache

Recalling  relief I got back when I did lots of enemas, I have done a few of those, granted only third day into er ache, but it seems to help being clean inside out 🙂 I added strained liquid from ground up a clove of garlic and quarter lemon  plus colloidal silver.

Based on my research dealing with my intense ear ache, here are some remedies that have a good success rate:

Prevention is always the best remedy: turns out you can wear ear plugs, or thats what a shower cap or swimmers cap is good for who knew! also dabbing some lanolin just inside ear canal entrance helps block water flow. Once you get moisture trapped in there, its important to dry it up or get it out asap before infection sets in.

Moisture may also build up as an inflammatory response sets in to excessive scratching. Temptation! Cotton swabs and scratching toothpicks, which I am especially fond of, turns out dont belong on such delicate skin, though your ear may be begging for one.

Instead of inserting such objects, turns out you can tame the itch by dropping in
DIY  ear ache drops: real grain food grade alcohol(vodka etc)mixed with equal parts white vinegar, poured in ear.

Vodka dries up the liquid and both kill germs. Its middle of the night or i would have already been in and out of sports bar with a re purposed amber bottle of healthy shot. 3 more hrs and Im running out my local health food store with this second remedy…

My third remedy would have to be warm water gargle with salt, pinch baking soda and drop of lemon oil, simply because I have it. salt does wonders drying up mucous. Afterall I didnt want to barve gargling straight 95% eveclear! Also, I felt like dancing when it pulled out all that 3 days worth of gook from refusing to swallow! Talking about busting one convenient germ breeding ground !

coloidal silver-broad spectrum antimicrobial and antifungal-poured in ear, no more than 1-2 times per day, so as not to disrupt beneficial microbiome inside your ear.

Important to note that most silver products marketed as coloidal, arent. True coloidal silver is light yelow to amber, not clear due to high presence of silver particles. These nano particles are still much larger than ions suspened in a solution and so most of it wont react with chloride in your stomach. Most common “coloid silver” products are Ionic Silver, which reacts with hydrochloric acid in your stomach, inactivating its medicinal power. These come in dark amber or blue bottles because silver ions are light sensitive. These are also clear like water or have yellow tint

“To determine whether a solution is ionic silver, add regular table salt (sodium chloride) to it. If silver ions are present, then the chloride ions will combine with the silver ions and create a white, cloudy appearance.” Mercola

Another one, silver protein, is dangerous as it can cause augaria turn your skin blue.

“To find out whether you have a silver protein product rather than a true silver colloid, look for these characteristics:

Foaming: When shaken, a silver protein product produces foam above the liquid that will persist for minutes after being shaken. This is probably the single most reliable indicator.
Concentration: Silver protein products tend to have very high concentration values, typically in the range of 30 to 20,000 ppm.
Color: The color ranges from light amber to almost black with an increasing concentration of silver.” Mercola

Other great helpers worth throwing in

raw garlic clove cut in slivers large enough to only partially go inside ear canal. warm these up on low heat in some olive oil and insert one sliver in each ear. It will likely burn and then subside. also a whole clove can be cut in pieces, chewed and thoroughly mixed with saliva, then swallow. likely will burn in the stomach. ear ache and digestive fire go in tandem. ( I can say that garlic as much as it burns initially has provided some relief)

Note of caution!!! if your throat is really inflamed already skip garlic and herbal alcohol based tonics! It will burn like hell and you will be miserable days after just recovering from that!  You could still dilute these really well and then drink. garlic has been known to be found in vaginas with strings attached for easy pull out. If you do eat or insert your garlic, peel it and also cut the outer skin so as to activate one of its potent germ busters!

Sunlight directly on the ear ache and lower extremities, including feet and soles of feet in short 5-10 min bursts when sun isnt hot: ultraviolet C kills pathogens and stimulates Vitamin D production.

Fresh air, open a window even if just a crack helps circulate fresh air and push germy air out

caution: ear drops may not be effective against infection itself and can make pain worse. something to consider before you settle in for a good night’s rest. They do draw excess moisture out but with isopropyl alcohol(rubbing alcohol) as active ingredient. 99% constituent of antibacterial wipes, this alcohol is actually best avoided in all skin applications as its excessively drying and a carcinogen.

doing a home enema with raw garlic water and lemon or cloidal silver can also help greatly, by targeting germ’s primary breeding grounds, the intestines.

also, I always keep powdered activated charcoal in my kitchen. I have taken a couple heaping teaspoons mixed thoroughly in water. Normally I go for heaping table spoon at a time but due to excruciating swallowing I compromised . really it takes same amount of painful swallows.

http://www.entassociates.com/swimmers_ear.htm
http://www.americanairandwater.com/uv-facts/uv-types.htm
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/fast-and-easy-remedy-for-swimmers-ear/http://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/sore-throat#Treatments3