Finishing with water in the ear is far from pleasant. Whether you have been swimming in the local pool or on a lake under the warm rays of the sun, or have been camping or hiking and have decided to take a refreshing swim in the river / lake, there is a risk that you will have this problem.
The reason why this water bag does not filter on its own (although it is a liquid) is that, because of all the small things in your ear, such as small hairs and impurities in the ear, you can accumulate a bag of water. water and it is necessary to be released. There are several things you can do to release the water and we will share them with you in this article.
Before visiting the doctor you can try several methods at home. If they do not work and you have persistent pain and discomfort, you should immediately consult your general practitioner. If you have pain, then you probably have developed an inflammation in your ear and will need absolutely more special handling.
So, if you wonder how you can get the water out of your ear, read on and try these methods. Do not hesitate to visit your doctor if your condition does not improve.
Here are several methods to get the water out of the ear.
Using alcohol or vinegar
This method is quite simple and even doctors perform them in their cabinets (although they are much more professional and are under their supervision), but this is what you should do.
Prepare alcohol and vinegar and mix them in a small glass of water. Make sure the alcohol and vinegar are the same: 50% alcohol and 50% vinegar. Use a dropper and fill it with this solution. Carefully drop a few drops on the ear and tilt the head so that the water escapes. You may wonder why this works and here is the reason.
Vinegar, because it is highly acidic, will decompose the wax it may have, which prevents the water from draining. On the other hand, alcohol mixes well with water and dries much faster. Then, even if the water does not drain immediately, it will evaporate, because it mixes with the water in your ear. Also, the combination of alcohol and vinegar will keep the infection and inflammation at bay.
However, a warning: do not perform this treatment if you have a perforated eardrum.
The vacuum method
This method is also very simple and you do not even have to put anything extra in your ear. Tilt your head towards your affected ear, so that it is facing down. Place the palm of the hand on the ear (similar to a sleeping posture) and press the palm up and down, trying to create a vacuum.
Optionally you can do the same, but only with your finger. Again, when performing this treatment, always tilt the head towards the affected ear. If you do it the other way, you run the risk of water penetrating your channel even more and causing more damage. If you imagine that gravity is pulling water, you want the opening to be down, not up. Therefore, using your finger is also an option, but make sure it is clean and that your nails are short. If you accidentally scratch the inner surface, when you try to eliminate the water, you run the risk of an infection. Therefore, it is preferable to use the palm of the hand.
Also, if you use the finger method, you can try to do the following as an additional activity. When in the moment and No. 8216; at the time of creating the vacuum, you can try to turn your finger clockwise, moving the surface of the ear slightly and, finally, helping the water to dislocate in your pocket. This will also create movement in the wax, thus releasing the water. This could also improve your hearing, if the wax was causing you problems in advance.
Using a hair dryer
For this method you need a hair dryer. Do not be skeptical about it, it has been proven to work. Turn on the dryer and place it less than a foot away from your affected ear. The dryer does not have to operate at its maximum power. Starting it in its lowest position is more than enough. You need warm air to enter your ear, so that the water begins to evaporate, thus freeing your pocket. You can blow the air dryer directly on your ear or optionally through it. Either way, the idea is that some heat reaches the ear.
Caution: Do not keep the dryer too close to you or at a high level. This can cause burns and can especially damage your inner ear (which is much more sensitive than your skin or hair). So, be very careful when doing this technique.
This is quite simple, since you can quickly get some over-the-counter medications to drain the water in your ear. These eardrops contain alcohol (if you remember the first treatment), which helps the evaporation of water. Tilt your head so you can drop the necessary amount of eardrops solution and then allow the water to drain.
Follow the instructions on the bottle (package) before performing this method. If you have trouble doing it yourself, ask a family member to help you.
Wipe with a cloth
This is a simple method to help drain water safely. If you do not want to do any of the above (or following) procedures, you can simply take a soft, clean cloth and place it over the affected ear and then tilt your head towards that ear.
Also, clean the inside of the ear with the cloth. Again, make sure it is clean so that it does not transmit any infectious disease and cause inflammation. The use of this method will eventually release the water bag and drain the water slowly.
Another variation of the cloth is to use a damp and warm cloth. The heat usually helps to relax the tissues and, in general, it works to open the eustachian tubes. This is exactly where water usually accumulates. Then, prepare hot water and clean the towel / cloth. Drain the cloth in the water and then squeeze the towel, to remove excess water.
Gently place the warm cloth in your affected ear. Also, keep your head tilted toward the affected ear. Let the fabric stay that way for 30 seconds. Keep doing this until you hear the sound of pop, or feel that the water bag drains from your ear. This can happen around the fifth repetition.
This is another classic method to clean the water. Tilt your head towards the affected ear and begin to raise and lower the lobe of the ear. This will slightly stretch the channel and therefore help move the water here and there. It needs very little push so it can drain.
This method is usually accompanied by the advice to jump on one leg while doing the previous instruction. You can also try it, but it is not as necessary as simply moving the ear and tilting the head towards the side of the affected ear.
If that does not help, combine this method with some of the above.
An improvement of this method is to lie down, again with the affected ear towards the pillow. You probably discovered why previous procedures work and this is due to gravity. He is always drawing the water from his ear, when he tilts his head towards her.
So, lie down and keep your ear against the pillow. Stay like this for several minutes. I should drain quickly. If the incident happened at night and you need to rest, you can go to bed, but always try to keep your ear down. Of course, you can not control your position while you sleep, but as you move while you sleep, little by little, the water will also move and eventually drain by itself.
You can also try this method: tilt the head from side to side and then, when the affected ear is facing down, tap the opposite ear lightly, creating a slight force from the healthy ear to the affected ear. Hopefully this forces the water to come out due to the wave of force.
The method of chewing.
As strange as it sounds, chewing can be very useful to remove the water in your ear. Historically, the inner ear and all its mechanism were once part of the lower jaw. As evolution forced animals and primates to evolve, the inner ear and its small bone structure moved slowly towards the skull, forming an ear. So, now you can see why if you try to chew, this will slightly activate the inner ear. You may notice that if you actually have lunch or dinner, you may not have more water in your ear when you have finished eating.
If you do not want to wait until lunchtime, you can chew gum. While doing that, you can also tilt your head in front of the affected ear and then quickly tilt it backwards. You are forcing the water out of your affected ear with this movement. Of course, be careful not to do it too hard or it could affect your neck. You do not need more additional injuries.
Yawning is also useful, for almost the same reasons. Activates the inner ear and its structure, and can even hear a pop sound. Usually, when you have water in your ear, your hearing is affected and the sounds are muffled and are not up to the wires. If you yawn and listen to the sound of pop, that usually means that you managed to dislodge the bag of water and your hearing could improve immediately.
The Valsalva method.
This is another popular method that supposedly helps to cover the ears full of water. This is how you do it. Close your mouth, take a deep breath and before you exhale, close your nose with your fingers. Then try to get the air out of your ears. Do not close your nostrils too hard.
Leave some air space to escape from the nose. You are regulating the air pressure in your head. This can also move the water and hopefully you can hear the pop sound.
Hot steam bath
For this method to work, you need steam hot water in a bowl and a towel. Cover your head with the cloth (make sure it is large enough and do not see any openings when covering your head), and stay that way just above the steaming water. Since this is a hot steam (and we explain that the heat helps relax the eustachian tubes) in the next 10 minutes, you should feel the excess water seeping into your ear. If it does not work in ten minutes, you can stay longer in that way, but in general, that method helps in most cases.
If none of the above helps, you should definitely consult a doctor. The indications are if you continue to feel pain, have hearing problems, if there is a strange drainage in your affected ear, such as pus, and has a yellow or green color, including an unpleasant and unpleasant odor, etc.
These symptoms are clear indications that an infection is occurring and should be detected in time. Your doctor will probably give you some mild antibiotics, but if not, your doctor will decide what will help.
She will inspect your ear and canal and determine what the problem is. Again, if you experience some of these unnatural symptoms, do not delay your visit. Your main concern should be to prevent or catch an infection in time. If you do not, the infection can permanently damage your hearing and cause hearing loss in that ear.
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