Sometimes after a good swim or bath you may notice that some of the water sipped into your ears. This creates an uncomfortable feeling that may destroy the thrill one had gained from the swim or bath. However, there is little cause to worry as it is a common phenomenon that occurs to virtually everyone.
Also, you can solve the problem right from home using readily applicable methods and procedures. Here are some home remedies that can be used to remove water from ears after swimming or taking a bath.
- Gravity application, this is probably the easiest way to remove water from your ears. Start by tilting your head holding the affected ear directly above the ground. Press the palm of your hand hard against the affected year. Quickly remove your palm; a temporary vacuum will be created which will remove the water from your ear. Finally drain all the fluid using cotton wool.
- Performing a Valsalva Maneuver, this is not as technical as it may sound. The essence of a Valsalva Maneuver is to open up your Eustachian tubes and remove water out of the ears. Start by closing your mouth and pinching your nostrils with your fingers. Take a deep breath and gently blow air out of your nose. You will hear a pop sound from your ears which means your Eustachian tubes are open again.
- Using a blow dryer, if you own a blow-dryer at home, it is the simplest way to remove water from your ears. Start by pulling your ear lobe away from your body, hold the dryer around thirty centimeters away from your body, set the blow dryer air flow to low and heat to warm. Direct the dryer directly to your ear canal and hold it in position for approximately one minute. Repeat the procedure until all the water has been dried out. While using the drier it is important to set the heat at the temperature to avoid injuries.
- Rubbing alcohol on the ear, rubbing alcohol is one of the oldest methods of removing water from the ear. Alcohol helps drying out the water from the year. Put two teaspoons of alcohol in a container. Sip the alcohol into a dropper and put three to four drops of the alcohol into the affected ear or both if they have water. Having done this, rub the opening of the ear canal slowly and wait for approximately one minute. Tilt your head with the affected ear directly above the ground and the water will easily come out.
- Heat therapy, heat therapy is fast and efficient and can be done right from home. Dip a piece of cloth into hot water preferably of towel material and press it against the affected ear for one minute. After the cloth loses heat dip it again in hot water and repeat the procedure. Repeat this at least four times with one minute intervals in between. Afterwards lie down on the side and the water will come out of the ear.
- Use of steam, inhaling steam is another home remedy for removing water from the ears. Boil one two liters of water and pour the steaming water into a bowl or a small basin. Inhale the steam for six to ten minutes while covering your head with a towel. Tilt your head on the side with the affected ear above the ground. The fluid will start coming out of your year.
- Use of hydrogen peroxide, the advantage of using hydrogen peroxide is its effervescence nature which helps remove water from the ears. Also, the peroxide helps remove excess wax from the ear canal. Start by preparing three percent hydrogen peroxide, using a dropper or a teaspoon pour five drops of the peroxide into the ear. Allow the peroxide to settle for a couple of minutes then tilt your head and the water will drain effortlessly.
- Use of salt, salt has been used for many decades to drain water from the ears. This is because salt easily absorbs water. Heat a quarter a cup of salt in a microwave. Tie the heated salt in a piece of cloth and hold it directly above the ear with water. The heat from the heated salt will absorb water from the ear. However, for safety purposes it is important to note that no salt should be poured directly into the ears. Pouring salt into ears is unhealthy and can lead to ear complications.
- Use of garlic, garlic is used simultaneously with the blow dryer to drain water from the ears. Pick a few cloves of garlic preferably four and squeeze the juice out of them. Put two to three drops of the extracted juice into the ear and wait for a couple of minutes. Blow-dry the affected ear at least 12 inches away from your head. Remember to follow the safety procedures of using a blow dry to evade injuries.
- Use of olive oil, olive oil is a terrific home remedy to remove water from your years. Take a significant amount of olive oil and heat it in a small bowl. Pour some drops of the oil into the affected ear and allow it to settle for ten minutes. Tilt your head sideways and allow the water to pour out of the ear. Lastly dry out the oil with a soft ear bud. Olive oil can also be used before you take a bath or swim, as it helps lubricate the ear canal and prevents incidences of water accumulating in the ears.
- Utilizing sunlight, sunlight is available more than all the other remedies. After accumulating some water in your ears after a swim or a bath, lie down in the sun with the affected ear parallel to the ground. After a while depending on how much water you had taken in, it will start dripping out slowly.
- Tilt jumping, tilt jumping can also help remove water out of your ears. Tilt your head with the affected side above the ground. Press your palm on the opposite year facing upwards and make short firm and quick jumps. Repeat the jumps until water drips out of your ear. The advantage of tilt jumping is its effectiveness; virtually it eliminates almost all the water in the years within the first five jumps and the rest subsequently.
We can all agree that having water in the ears is an uncomfortable feeling for any person. However, Next time you go swimming or bathing you do not have to be worried about accumulating water in the ears. With the above remedies you can remove water from your ears right from the comfort of your home.