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How to Get Water Out of Your Ear

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Written by msoz2009   

How to get water out of your ear Intro: There are many situations when swimming, taking a bath, or even taking a shower, where water can get in your ears. Not only does water in your ear annoy you but it can also be bad for you. Follow these steps to get water out of your ear.

Step 1: The method that works for me is to shake the water out. Sometimes I will even set a pillow on the bed and gently hit my ear and head against the pillow until the water comes out. Be careful not to hit your head hard or you will hurt your neck or give yourself a headache.

Step 2: If hitting your head against the pillow doesn’t work, try lying down with your ear on the pillow for a little while. The water may come out.

Step 3: Next, try using a dropper to add a little more water to ear and then immediately trying step 1 to get the water out.

Step 4: To get water out of your ear, antiseptic eardrops may do the trick but this will cost you a little bit of money. Put the drops in and then try step 1 and step 2.

Step 5: Help the water evaporate by putting two small drops of rubbing alcohol into your ear.

Step 6: If you can not get the water out, you should go to the doctor. The doctor will be able to safely get the water out of your ear.

Tips: Be patient. Sometimes it takes 30 – 60 minutes for you to successful get the water out of your ear.

Warnings: See a doctor if your ear is in pain and you cannot get the water out.

Don’t hurt yourself by slamming your head against a pillow.

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Big Dan said:

Good Tips
Getting water out of your ear can be a huge pain in the but. It happens to me after swimming and sometimes in the shower.
October 10, 2009
Votes: +3

paul said:

Hey, I just had a bad case of water in my ear and I used your article to help me! 5*
May 04, 2010
Votes: +1

KristieRaburn said:

Sometimes the water will come out if you tilt the clogged ear downwards and tug on your ear lobe. It seems to longate the ear canal and help the water escape.
May 23, 2012
Votes: +0

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