Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how to get fluid out of inner ear

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Middle vs inner?: Not sure what you mean here. The ear canal is open to the outside, so every time you bath, shower, swim, are in the rain, etc, fluid can enter the ear ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Ear fluid popping : Good time to have someone look in your ears.
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several: Several things could be culprits, many of which are potentially dangerous. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Davidson
50 years experience Periodontics
See your ENT doctor: See your ENT doctor. It could be as simple as a small hair rubbing on your ear drum. But you do not want to poke a hole in your ear drum trying tom ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Serous otitis: Anti-inflammatories and decongestants can get rid of this. Nasal sprays and sometimes antibiotics are helpful as well. See your PCP if these dont he ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time or myringotomy: This will usually resolve on its own. If you want to hasten it, you may get an ENT to lance your ear drum (a myringotomy).
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: Removal under direct visualization is best. This can be done by your ent.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not with Q tips: There are softeners which usually facilitate irrigation, but won't remove the wax by itself. Any hard device will push in much of the wax and should b ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Middle Ear Effusion: Can have several causes (ie viral infection, bacterial infection, blocked eustachian tube, lining of middle ear produces too much fluid) and can be i ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely ever done: There is an uncommon but very valid procedure where a physician can draw fluid from behind the ear drum with a specialized needle. The canal is cleane ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Heating pad: Ouch! I know that really hurts! Take some ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) and try a heating pad (or very warm cloths) for 30 minutes. Wait at l ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Cerumen (ear wax): Doctors have varying ways of getting cerumen out of the ear, including removal with an instrument and flushing with water pic and syringes. OTC way in ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Cannot : Doctors cannot directly visualize the inner ear.
A member asked:
Dr. Vandana Kumra
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pressure change: Fluid builds updue to a change in pressure, which can be secondary to infection, altitude change or even allergy. When you drink liquids, they do not ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otitis: If the fluid does not go away within about two weeks, it usually does not resolve on its own. If this is the case, see an ENT for treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: However, you can get arthritis in the bones of the middle ear.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Two parts.: I don't know and wax can be safely removed with otc products like debrox or dilute peroxide. Also, an intriguing tv product is the ear vacuum which ma ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If it is water in the ear canal from swimming, shower, etc., try drops of rubbing alcohol or vinegar diluted with water 1:1. If the fluid is behind th ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Serous otitis: Yes, pain can be caused by fluid. It is sometime difficult to get rid of the fluid. You may need antibiotics, antihistamines and possibly steroids. Wh ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See ENT doctor: If the bump is in front of the ear, there only 2 possibilities. One is a mass in the parotid gland and more rarely a herniation of the capsule of the ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Time usually works: If it doesn't resolve with time, then the best way is to use a steroid nasal spray for 2-3 weeks. If that doesn't help then antibiotics might help or ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
What type of fluid.: If the fluid is serous (clear), perhaps you have a serous otitis media, which may be caused by allergy; if this is the case, an antihistamine may help ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time or myringotomy: If you have serous fluid behind the ear drum, either waiting or lancing the ear drum are options. By making an incision on your ear drum, you would ge ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month