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A 22-year-old female asked:

How do you get water out of your ear if you accidentally got water in it. to prevent from getting swimmer's ear infection i was curious?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Water in ear: Hello, I usually recommend a hair dryer on a low speed and heat setting be aimed into the ear canal. Use your opposite hand to reach over your head and then grab hold of the upper part of your outer ear and pull upwards. Hold the hair dryer in the same side hand and aim into your canal. This action allows for better air delivery into the canal. Works like a charm.
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