How can I prevent swimmer’s ear in my child?

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  • Dry the ear canal after swimming or bathing. Turn the head side to side
          while pulling the ear lobe in different directions to help drain out the
          water.
  • Mix equal parts of distilled white vinegar and isopropyl alcohol. Put two
          to three drops in each ear after swimming. Other products are
          available–just ask your pharmacist.

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