Used to get 1 or 2 ear infections every summer and all the same associated problems. Doctor would put me on antibiotics and after about a week things would get better. Two years ago was talking to a friend that does grove irrigation and he asked me if I was tired of going to the doctor for it, he told me to pour rubbing alcohol in my ears every night after I got my shower. He said it will clear the wax and dirt out and kill the bacteria at the same time. I have not had an ear infection since.