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asked Aug 24 '11 at 15:15

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There are any number of ways to get water out of your ears after a swim:

  • One method is to stand on one foot and tilt your head so the offending ear faces the ground, and hop on one foot until the water drains out.
  • Another method is to lie down on your side with the clogged ear facing down, so that gravity may cause the ear to drain naturally.
  • Also, you can place your finger in your ear to create a vacuum by pushing and pulling rapidly.
  • Pretend you are gnawing on some food. Tilt your head to the side that doesn't have water in it and then quickly tilt your head to the other side. Keep tilting until water drains.
  • Face the affected ear down and then with your palm push in and out against it until water begins to come out.
  • Tilt your head to the side with the affected ear facing up. Now drip a small amount (5-10 drops) of water into the affected ear. As the water enters your ear canal, you will feel a "give" as it breaks through the "air-lock" trapping the water. Then tilt the head the other way and let all the water drip out.
  • IF you are near a drugstore, purchase a product called, "Swim-Ear". You put a few drops in the affected ear and wait until it fills the ear up. Then get a kleenex or cotton ball. Put it in the ear and tilt so the non-affected ear is facing upward.

answered Aug 24 '11 at 21:02

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