Swimmers ear – How to get water out of your ear – Swimmers ear treatment


How to get water out of your ear? Although swimming is often the cause, you
can get water trapped in your ear canal, from any exposure to water. If this happens, you may feel a tickling sensation
in your ear. This feeling may extend to your jawbone or
throat. Usually, the water drains out on its own. If it doesn’t, the trapped water may lead
to an ear infection. This type of ear infection in the external
auditory canal, of your outer ear is called swimmer’s ear. Fluid in the ear can cause hearing loss, cyst
formation, eardrum inflammation and other complications. This is why it is important to get rid of
fluid in the ears as soon as possible. Tilt your head to the side: Stand on one foot
and tilt your head to the side so that the offending ear faces the ground. Try hopping on one foot to drain the water
out. Tugging on the earlobe to open the canal wider,
or pulling the top of the ear to the side of the head can also help the water get drained. Create a Vacuum: Another way to get rid of
fluid in the ears is by using pressure and creating a vacuum in your ear canal. With your head tilted to the side, you can
press, push, or cover your ear with your hand, which will help create a vacuum. Remove your hand quickly, and the trapped
water may drain. Blow Drying: Set the dryer on the lowest heat
setting, and hold it a few inches from your ear. Tug on your ear to get the best angle for
the air, to enter your ear canal and hot air will dry the water. Be careful not to scorch your ear. Use rubbing alcohol: This approach for removing
water from ear works since rubbing alcohol is known for drying water moisture. Put a few drops while you head is tilted with
the affected ear facing upwards, to allow it to flow into your ear, wait for about 30
seconds for rubbing alcohol to do its work, and let the alcohol and water remnant flow
out, by tilting your head to the opposite direction. Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is another
effective option to get rid of water in ear. For this approach, use a dropper to place
4 drops of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide into the affected ear. Allow it to settle for 1 or 2 minutes. Tilt your head sideways and allow the fluid
to drain out easily.

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