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I think i have swimmers ear (water trapped in my ear) its not causing me any pain but is really annoying. What will remove the water?

I think i have swimmers ear (water trapped in my ear) its not causing me any pain but is really annoying. What will remove the water?

See below.: You can use an over-the-counter product called Swim-ear or Auri-dry.These are drops that you put in your ear and should help to dry out the water.If they cause pain,or this feeling continues,you should see your doctor to make sure that water is the cause.Swimmer's ear is when the water causes an infection of the skin of the ear canal. Please see your doctor if this does not help. ...Read more

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Hello, I got my ear wax removed by a nurse using tap water with high pressure. Since than i am having dizzy spells. Its been three days now. ?

Hello, I got my ear wax removed by a nurse using tap water with high pressure. Since than i am having dizzy spells. Its been three days now. ?

See Doctor: It's unusual to use high pressure liquid to remove ear wax, usually suction is used. Have your doctor take a look into the ear canal. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ear (earplugs or showercap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses for minimal pain
3x day
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When will my ear unclog from water?

When will my ear unclog from water?

Hop or q-tip: When you hop up and down with the ear toward the ground or use a q-tip gently, or it will eventially dry up. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to see a dr. If it feels like I have water in my ear sometimes I have some virgo with it for 2 days now

How long should I wait to see a dr. If it feels like I have water in my ear sometimes I have some virgo with it   for 2 days now

Water in ears: For now you can try an over the counter an hydrant. These are sterile drops that once placed in the ear, they dry out water that might be there. Ask the pharmacist. If no relief then see a doctor. Many medical conditions can give vertigo. If you have an infection you may likely need prescription antibiotics. Do not wait for condition to worsen. Your body is trying to tell you something. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Visit doctor to get antibiotic drops to treat infection
once
No swimming for at least 5 days
once
Put alcohol/white vinegar drops in the ear after swimming when healthy
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It feels like there's water in my ear, but there isn't? Why is this?

It feels like there's water in my ear, but there isn't? Why is this?

Check if Wax Buildup: I agree with Dr. Gorup. Another thought is that wax-buildups can cause you to hear abnormal sensations (whooshing sound, hearing your pulse in that ear, crackles). This is especially likely if you use Q-tips, earplugs, ear buds, etc. Seeing your primary care doctor for an examine,will determine if wax is the cause If the ear exam is normal, and you have no evidence of a sinus infection, see ENT ...Read more

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How do I get water that has been stuck in my ear for a week, out?

How do I get water that has been stuck in my ear for a week, out?

Ent.: See a ear-nose- throat specialist asap. They will drain or aspirate your ear of the water. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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A loud noise went off by my ear & now my ear has been ringing for 2 days, including a "rushing water" sound. Will this ever go away? Is it damaged?

A loud noise went off by my ear & now my ear has been ringing for 2 days, including a "rushing water" sound. Will this ever go away? Is it damaged?

Doubtful; possibly: Tinnitus (ringng in ear) following loud sound may improve somewhat with time, but likely there will be some permanent hearing deficit. See ENT specialist for exam including hearing test & treatment options. ...Read more

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