How to Remove Liquid From the Inner Ear

Updated June 18, 2018

Your ear consists of three parts. They are the outer, middle and inner ear. The inner ear is the part of the ear that has the organs in it. These organs are responsible for reading vibrations and sending those messages to the brain. If you get fluid in your inner ear, it can become uncomfortable or even painful. You may even begin to lose your balance. You will want to get rid of the fluid before it can cause permanent hearing loss.

Mix five drops of alcohol with five drops of vinegar. The alcohol will dry up the water in the ear, while the vinegar will prevent an infection.

Use a dropper to place five drops of the solution into each ear. If only one ear contains fluid in the inner ear, then you don't need to treat the other ear.

Repeat this twice per day for 3 days, or until the water has dried up.

See your family doctor if you are still having problems with the fluid in your middle ear. There may be an infection that requires antibiotics to dry up the fluid.

Take your antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor. A normal course of antibiotics lasts 7 to 10 days. Don't stop the antibiotics early if you start to feel better. The infection will just return if you do not finish the entire bottle.


Hydrogen peroxide can also safely be used to dry up water in your inner ear.


Do not use a cotton swab to dry up the fluid in your ear. You will either make the problem worse, or create a new problem that you didn't already have.

Things You'll Need

  • Alcohol
  • Vinegar
  • Ear dropper
  • Antibiotics
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