Blocked Ear Removal Extraction by Ear Wax Removal Specialist Mr Raithatha Ep 287
Water in the ears: getting rid of discomfort
There are times in life when water gets into the ear, which is not so easy to extract. And so you have to walk like this for a couple of days until the moisture completely evaporates. However, it is worth knowing that fluid trapped in the passages often becomes a provocateur of otitis media and other ENT diseases.
Reasons for water entering the hearing organs
The problem occurs in the following cases:
- sulfur accumulates and a cork forms. According to statistics, it is formed in approximately 70% of children and 30% of adults. If fluid is retained in the ear, the plug begins to grow in size, thereby tightly blocking the ear canal. At this moment, you feel that the organ is sore and inflamed.
- after otitis media, holes appear in the tympanic membrane. In this case, water can get from the external organs into the middle and cause otitis media.
- moisture has entered the middle ear. This happens when water enters through the nose. There is a narrow passageway between the nasal cavity and the ear cavity called the Eustachian tube. It evens out the pressure on both sides of the eardrum. Therefore, in the tube, water from the nose flows to the middle ear, causing congestion. Bacteria that can get in with the fluid can cause inflammation.
- the walls of the ear canal are very sensitive. In this case, shampoo or bleach can cause irritation. Such skin becomes very susceptible to bacteria. As a result, otitis externa develops after ingress of water.
How to remove water from ears
It all depends on which department the liquid got into. If it is in the outer ear, you will feel that it shimmers like in a vessel. In this situation, it is necessary to tilt the head so that the hearing tube takes a vertical position. Under the influence of gravity, the liquid will flow out.
To enhance the effect, you can jump on one leg.
There is another method, which is based on the pump principle. To do this, press your palms tightly to your ears, creating a vacuum layer, and sharply lower it.
Another easy way to help with the problem of getting rid of ear moisture. To do this, you need to lie down with the laid side down and make swallowing movements. The place where you are should be absolutely level. If you have cotton wool on hand, twist it into a tourniquet and insert it into your ear to help absorb the water.material. Never use cotton swabs, they can damage the membrane and cause complications.
You can get rid of water in your ears in the following way:
- at first just jump on one leg - left, if the liquid is in the left ear and vice versa. You can lie on one side and lie down for a while, the moisture should drain out by itself;
- if the above methods did not help, tilt your head so that the place where the water is located is on top and drip a couple of drops of warm boric alcohol. If not, use plain alcohol. In this position, you need to keep your head for 20-30 seconds. The alcoholic liquid will evaporate faster, and therefore this method is quite effective. If the water does not leave the first time, repeat the procedure again;
- if alcohol is not at hand, add more water to the ear using a pipette or palm. Sit with your head tilted for 1-2 minutes. The liquid creates an air lock, which is the main reason for this problem;
- if the water does not come out long enough and you feel uncomfortable, lie on a warm heating pad or bag of warm salt. With the help of heat, the water will evaporate faster and the congestion will disappear. If there is a sharp pain in the ears, contact the ENT to avoid negative consequences.
What to do if water gets into your ears and they hurt
If after water procedures you feel unpleasant sensations in your ears, and hearing has deteriorated, it means that water has got into them.
There are several ways to get rid of it:
- lie down with the affected ear at the bottom, or try jumping on your leg, tilting your head to the side so that the liquid flows out;
- if you don't get the desired effect, take a deep breath, then pinch your nose with your fingers and exhale without opening your mouth. If pressure builds up, it will be easier to remove moisture;
- try circular jaw movements along the following path - forward - down - backward - up. While doing this, hold your earlobe;
- use hydrogen peroxide. Bury a couple of drops in your ears and wait. Peroxide will evaporate very quickly, and with it excess moisture.
Do not dry the water with a hair dryer. It will harm your hearing. Do not postpone a visit to the doctor if the pain persists for more than 3 days. If water gets into the ears of children and cannot be removed, contact a specialist within 24 hours.
What if water gets into my ear and doesn't come out?
In this case, methods are used to eliminate this problem:
- move your head from side to side, lower the sore ear to the shoulder and hit the opposite organ of hearing with your palm, but not hard;
- try using pressure. To do this, connect your palms, attach them to the auricle and sharply lower them, as if pushing the air insidethree. Pour water into a pipette, drip, wait 5 seconds. Then turn around and bend down, all the liquid will come out;
- Drops that can be bought at the pharmacy help. Please advise the seller which drugs are best to use;
- imagine that you are chewing on food, and begin to do the same movements as the squirrel, while tilting your head in different directions;
- try chewing gum or yawning. Oddly enough, yawning pushes water out of the ears and relieves tension. Also, using regular chewing gum will release the Eustachian tubes and no water will remain in the ear.
In order to prevent moisture from getting into your ears, use special protective plugs when bathing.