Water can easily find its way to your ear during swimming, shower or bath if you are not careful. usually the ear wax in the ear canal will prevent it from going deep inside the ear, but the water can get trapped in the ear canal causing tickling sensation and discomfort.The wax in your ear will keep the water or fluid from getting into your ear. However, it is easy for the water to get trapped within the ears.
1. Make a Pressure Change
Try to manually force the water out with pressure change before you put anything in the ear. Also, you may succeed in getting the water out of your ear by chewing a gum. Other thing you can do is put the hand over your ear and pump towards the inside while tilting the ear towards the ground. The pressure change might release the water in a natural way. You can even get lucky and find the right angle so that the water can escape.
You can also create a change in the pressure by applying the Valsalva maneuver and open the Eustachian tubes.
Do it like this:
• Close the mouth and tweak your nose with the fingers in the same way you do when you try to hold breath when under water.
• Keep your fingers pinched on the nose and blow into the nose. If you hear a popping sound, it means that your tubes are free again.
2. Change the Water Temperature
Hold a washcloth soaked in warm water on the ear. In this way you’ll be loosening the ear wax and clearing a path for the water. Repeat this a few times. After you have repeated this several times, lean your head and see if the water escapes.
Another option are the steaming methods which can heat the water in the ear. Hot shower might loosen up the ear wax and make it possible for the water to run out. You can also put hot water into a bowl and put a towel above your head, lean above the bowel and try inhaling the steam. 10 or 15 minutes tilt the head and see if the liquid escapes.
3. Use Rubbing Alcohol and Vinegar
Mixing vinegar and alcohol can remove the blockage created by the ear wan which can trap water in your ear.
Take a bowl and mix a teaspoon of each, vinegar and rubbing alcohol. And an eye dropper and put 2 or 3 drops into your ear. Use a washcloth and rub the ear gently so that the mixture is incorporated. Lay down on your bed and make sure the ear that is affected if faced down or tilt the head to the side and allow the water to escape.
4. Use Hydrogen Peroxide
Take a bowl and mix one teaspoon of water and hydrogen peroxide. Use a dropper and put 2 or 3 drops of this mixture in the ear which is affected. This can eliminate accumulations that obstruct the water from getting out.
5. Use Salt
Heat some salt in a microwave and put it on a cotton ball. Make sure to tie the cotton ball firmly so that the salt doesn’t come out. Put the cotton ball on your ear for a couple of minutes. Salt soaks up water and it will draw the water from the ear.
6. Garlic and Olive Oil
Olive oil can remove ear wax accumulation. By removing the wax accumulation you can remove the water out of the ear. You need to heat some olive oil in a bowl. Once it is rather warm, take a dropper and put several drops into the ear. Try to get the water out few minutes later.
You can also mix the olive oil with garlic. Since garlic has antiseptic properties it can impede an infection.
Paste two garlic cloves and then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Put them in a saucepan and heat them for several seconds. Allow it cool down. Take a dropper and put 2 or 3 drops of this mixture into the ear which is affected and wait for a couple of minutes. Lean your head to the side and the water should escape.