During the summer it can often happens to us to come across the problem of clogged water in the ears. It happens due to frequent showering, swimming in the sea and so on.
Besides being very uncomfortable feeling, it can also be dangerous.
Therefore, we will now present 7 of the best quick and simple ways that will help to remove water from the ears.
1. Create vacuum in the ear
Tilt your head to the side where your ear is clogged and press with your palm and then press in-and-out. This will make a slight vacuum to extract water from the ear. Also, the vacuum can be done with a finger. Turn your head down put one finger in it and quickly remove it. Repeat until you feel the water came out of the ear.
2. Chew chewing gum or pretend to chew one
By moving the jawbone you can solve this problem. Eat something, chew gum or improvise.
3. Make drops of alcohol and vinegar
This combination will release the flow of water from the ears and prevent infection. Fill half a bottle with alcohol and fill the other half with white vinegar. Using a pipette put a few drops in one or the other ear. Drain the ear by tilting the head. The acid will dissolve cerumen in the ear and will facilitate the leak. The alcohol, on the other hand, helps the evaporation of water.
Note: In case you have damages eardrum, do not practice this technique.
4. Try yawning
Same as chewing, yawning can also help you get rid of water in your ear. It helps because the bones around the ear bend – this will move the water and stimulate it out.
5. Jump on one leg
Tilt your head on the side of the affected ear and jump on the leg on the same side of the body. If you do not want to jump, try to tilt your head and just pull the ear with fringes.
6. Dry the water out using warm air
Use a hairdryer. Set the device on faintest temperature and set at a distance of 30 cm from the ear. The warm air will stimulate evaporation of the trapped water.
7. Lay down and rely on gravity
Lie on your stomach with the clogged ear down and remain in that position for a few minutes. Gravity will help water drain out of the ear because it will find the hole through which it came in.