… or so my Mum used to say…
I busted a memberane many years ago , as a result of agressive management of recurring ear infections.
It became chronically infected and nothing in the conventional medicine box would kill it…and I had it all … had to take probiotics to revive my gut flora.
I was a regular visitor to the ent for a vaccuum job … got to know everyone really well.
The ent eventually threw up his hands and scheduled me for clean out surgery.
Facing an very uncertain outcome , I then tried some alternate ideas , killed the bug in a flash ,and presented to the gobsmacked ent with a fragile but intact membrane.
Ever since I have used AQUA EAR… a spirit based liquid for swimmers ear …EVER TIME I shower or swim.
I also clean out the ears meticulously every month or so with a cotton bud dipped in a glycerine based solution. It entails some risk but I’m now very good at it.
I haven’t had a sniff of infection in the past eight years , and the docs and audio’s are always impressed by the state of the canal and the membrane.