Entering of water in the ears is a very common thing, this can happen while you are swimming or taking a bath. However, if this water remains in your ears for a long time, then it can lead to an infection and also cause damage to the eardrums. Water in the ears can also result in pain. Here are some tips that can help you get water out of your ear.
The first thing that you should make sure of is that before taking any steps is whether there is water in your ears or not. This can be done easily by tapping your temples (sides of the forehead) with the wrists. If you feel uneasy, then there is water in your ear. You can try standing on one foot and tilt the head so that the affected ear faces the floor. Now hop on one foot until the water drains out of the ear. You can also place a finger in your ear and create vacuum by quickly pushing in and pulling out your finger rapidly. Doing this should get the water out of the ear rapidly.
You can pour some water into a dropper. Keep the affected ear facing upwards and add a few drops of water into the affected ear. Now, immediately turn the head so that the affected ear faces the floor now. Repeat this step until all the water empties from the affected ear. You can also prepare a mixture of half vinegar and half isopropyl alcohol. Put a few drops of this mixture into the affected ear and wait. This mixture will dry up the water in the ear within a few minutes. The mixture also breaks down wax in the ear that might be holding some water.
Sleep with the affected ear facing the pillow. The water should come out of the affected ear in a short while because of the force of gravity. You can also use a hair dryer to dry the water in the ear. Keep the dryer setting on low and do not hold it too close to the ear. You can also make use of antiseptic eardrops that are available over the counter. Pour 2 to 3 drops of the antiseptic in the affected ear and let it face downwards. The water should come out along with the eardrops.
Act as if you are gnawing on food and tilt your head to the side that is not affected, and then quickly tilt it to the side that is affected. This should get the water out of your ear. You can also face the affected ear downwards and push your palm in and out until water starts to come out. If none of these steps work and you are still uncomfortable, then it is better to contact a medical practitioner as soon as possible. If the water remains inside the ear for a long time, it can cause serious infections and also damage the eardrum.
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