How to Draw Water Out of the Ear When Blocked by Air

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How to Draw Water Out of the Ear When Blocked by Air
Water trapped in your ear can be very uncomfortable. (ear image by cico from

Water can often get blocked into your ear after you go swimming or take a shower and can become very uncomfortable. Not only is it uncomfortable, but after some time the water can damage the ear drum and cause an infection. Luckily, you can find fast relief by using one of a few simple techniques that you can do by yourself.

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Things you need

  • Dropper
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Sleep with the water-blocked ear against the pillow to help drain while you sleep.

  2. 2

    Turn your head to the side and use your finger to create suction by pressing it over the ear canal repeatedly until you feel the water pour out.

  3. 3

    Turn the affected ear upward and use a dropper to add a few drops of water into the ear before quickly tilting your head sideways so the ear faces the ground. When the new water touches the trapped water, it will pull it out as it leaves when you tilt your head.

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