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A 49-year-old member asked:

what causes rid of a "water feeling" in your ear?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Treat problem: If the water feeling in your ear is due to actual liquid in your ear, treat the cause. If it is due to actual retained water from bathing or shower, consider a hair blow dryer on cool temperature setting. If it is due to infection or inflammation of your ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear, get it treated. It begins with a correct diagnosis.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

My ear feels like filled with water, and hurts. There is no actual water though, what can it be and how to get rid of it?

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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Fluid: While it isn't actually water, it is usually fluid behind the eardrum. The ear has a tube connected to the nose and throat and when you have a lot of sinus drainage, as with allergies or a cold, you can collect fluid behind your ears that makes it feel like your ears are full. Sometimes a decongestant or a prescription nasal spray is necessary but you should see your doctor to be sure.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a reason it feels like I have water in my ear and if so how do I get rid of it?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Water in ears: Your ears fell clogged when your nose is congested. If you have allergies, this can be a chronic condition, if you have a cold, it is usually temporary. A saline nasal spray may help a bit, but you may need a steroid nasal spray if the condition is chronic. Also, you may want to get your allergies under control if you nasal allergies. See a board certified allergist for that.

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