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Ear Clogged After Swimming
What do I do for a clogged ear after swimming? I swam a couple of months ago, and it's been mildly and annoyingly clogged since then, no pain though
Tilt: Tilt your affected ear toward the floor and shake your head a bit. Up and down towards floor. If you experience pain or decreased hearing and it is not from water "stuck in your ear" visit your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Sometimes I felt a ringing in my ear since it has been clogged with water after I went swimming last year, Is it normal?
No: Ringing in the ear is not normal. However unfortunately there is no good treatment. You must work to protect the hearing avoid loud noises music shouting in the ears. Use soft tones and protect your hearing ...Read more
My ear is clogged. I hear a little bit of liquid squishing, sound is moderately blocked. I wasn't swimming. Tried flushing, some alcohol...now what?
Hi I have a pimple on my outer earlobe on my right ear I recently went swimming and my right ear was clogged with water?
Otitis externa?: See your doctor to get ear drop. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern or additional questions about this contact me for a Video Consult on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more
I went swimming 2day and now both ears are clogged like I have ear plugs in I cleaned out with a q-tip and amber earwax was on the end there is no pain some cackling when I sollow its like when u have a bad head cold and when u talk or some ealse does it
If: If there is no pain or unusual drainage you probably don't have an ear infection. It's possible you pushed some of the wax further in and created an impaction. I would try to soften the wax (if still in there) with a couple day useage of something like debrox or ceruminex (otc), pick up a baby bulb syringe, and self irrigate your ears in a ear down position with luke warm water. Hopefully this will clear your ears. I not, somebody should lok in your ears to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swimmers ear: External otitis, often called swimmers ear. You can get over the counter ear drops to try. You often need antibiotics. See your MD, or ENT doc. Also keep the ear dry. No Q-tips. ...Read more
Several possibilties: 2 possibilities come to mind. The development of external otitis, an infection of the skin of the ear canal and secondly, you may have a tiny perforation of the ear drum. A third possibility is the cold water may cause muscle spasm of the muscles of mastication which can cause otalgia or ear ache. Wearing ear plugs might prevent any of these possible causes in the future. ...Read more
Swimmers ear: Use swimmers ear drops. Can find them OTC ...Read more
After swimming, wiped ears with towel & was spotting a bit, not spotting now. Ears don't hurt at all. Any ideas?
Try This: Water in the ear after swimming is common; the easiest way to remove the water is to pull back on the ear. Sometimes the water will simply drain after this maneuver. If not, use a hair dryer on the coolest setting about 5-7 in from the ear while pulling the ear back; lastly, 1-2 drops of white vinegar will also dry small amounts of remaining water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 possibilities: Sudden plugging of the ears after swimming very often means impacted wax or the possibility of external otitis, a mild infection of the skin of the ear canal. My bet is that the water going into the ear canal was absorbed by the wax already in the ear canal and made the blockage worse. Try hydrogen peroxide for a week, 4 drops 4 times a day, or see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
I feel ear pain after swimming, water goes to my ear I think during swimming. What should I do now?
Pressure changes: Depending on how deep you are swimming, small changes in middle ear pressure can occur. It could also be that water gets stuck in your ear canal. For the pressure issue, you can try chewing gum or holding your nose, closing your mouth and gently blowing. For the water in the hear, you can hold a blowdryer far away from your head on cool/warm setting and let it dry the inside. It could also be wax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water is trapped in my ear after swimming. No pain but it's bothering me. I tried alcohol drop but not working. Do you have any recommendation?
After swimming, I have water in my ear. Been there for 3 days. Tried sleeping with concerned ear facing down. It doesn't hurt. Should I do something?
After swimming put in alchol vinegar drops. One ear fine other ear the world spun like I was drunk. Cleared up within a min or two what would cause?
Water in ear: Can sometimes cause that feeling till it dries up especially if trapped behind a piece of wax. ...Read more
After swimming a few weeks ago if I lay on the right side to long I wake up with a fuzzy feeling in my right ear. Could this be swimmers ear?
Probably not: Swimmers ear is an acute infection of the external ear canal and usually happens within a few days of triggering water exposure. Swimmers ear is usually quite painful too. The fuzzy feeling could be simply wax, but there could also be an underlying hearing loss that is being perceived as fuzziness. It would take an exam and possibly a hearing test to determine the cause. ...Read more
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