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My right ear feels like it has water in it all the time. Doesn't hurt but want to know what I can do to fix it. I tried ear drops and clean my ears?

My right ear feels like it has water in it all the time. Doesn't hurt but want to know what I can do to fix it. I tried ear drops and clean my ears?

See your doctor: You may want to be seen by your family practice physician to make sure you do not have an ear infection. Antibiotics may be needed to improve symptoms. It is not recommended to use q-tips in ears since they can generally pushed wax back into the ear canal. ...Read more

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Left ear feels like it has water in it causing vertigo female -- age 60

Left ear feels like it has water in it causing vertigo female -- age 60

Ear: Ear fluid is a common problem for a lot of kids and some adults. It is due to eustachian tube dysfunction (when the tube that connects the ear to the throat is not draining properly). Since there are no medications shown to alleviate the pressure or drain the fluid from behind the ear drum, it has to be done by a surgeon with a suction and/or ear tubes. You can try taking Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the ear discomfort, but the fluid will either have to drain out on its own (which happens most of the time) or drain out from an ear surgeon poking a hole in the drum to let it out.

The symptom of vertigo, however, is uncommon only from eustachian tube dysfunction and should be looked into by your doctor or an ear nose and throat specialist. It is important to differentiate vertigo (the sensation of the room spinning) versus dizziness (which is a generic term which can mean light headedness or feeling unbalanced). ...Read more

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My right ear sounds like it has water in it. Will a peroxide rinse of the ear canal help "dry it out"?

My right ear sounds like it has water in it. Will a peroxide rinse of the ear canal help "dry it out"?

NO: The sensation may be due to fluid in your MIDDLE EAR BEHIND your ear drum! This is usually due to a upper respiratory virus. for example RHINO-VIRUS. AKA the COMMON COLD! Try using a NASAL SPRAY along with OTC DECONGESTIVE EG: SUDAPHED!!!!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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My ears feel like they have water in them/blocked. Using drops but not helping?

My ears feel like they have water in them/blocked. Using drops but not helping?

What drops?: Usually symptoms suggest Eustachian tube blockage which requires nasal decongestant drops eg iliadin. Suggest GP if not settling for otoscopy to exclude outer ear canal conditions. ...Read more

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Ear feels like I have water in it? Doubt it's related to bumping my head which was yesterday

Ear feels like I have water in it? Doubt it's related to bumping my head which was yesterday

It could be: Dom, if you hit hard enough to break your skull, you could have blood behind your eardrum (we call this hemotympanum). You are likely right, that the fluid has nothing to do with the head injury, but if you get severe headaches, vomiting, or other worsening symptoms, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can TMJ feel like water in the ear?

Can TMJ feel like water in the ear?

Ear Symptoms & TMJ: I haven't heard of that symptoms. Common TMJ ear symptoms - ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears: See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. ...Read more

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What causes my ears to pop and feel almost like water is in them?

What causes my ears to pop and feel almost like water is in them?

Pop and water in the: This complaint may be due to either water or wax that are trapped in your outer ear canal, fluid collection behind your ear drum as commonly happens after a cold, dysfunction of the connection between the middle ear and the back of the nose (the eustachian tube) as occurs commonly with nasal congestion/cold, bubbles naturally found in the lower jaw joint or when the ear drum is perforated. ...Read more

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My ear feels like there is water in it but it only started this afternoon and I haven't been anywhere near a shower.

My ear feels like there is water in it but it only started this afternoon and I haven't been anywhere near a shower.

Plugged ear: The fluid may be in your middle ear and accumulated because your eustachian tube is plugged up, and has nothing to do with being around water of getting water in the external canal. With middle ear fluid, you get that feeling of 'plugged up'. Pop your ears frequently, chew gum, yawn - the same things you do on a plane if ears plug. If pain or drainage develop, see doctor. ...Read more

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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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Water causes your ears to feel full after a cold?

Water causes your ears to feel full after a cold?

Congestion: Can clamp down on the eustachian tube which drains the ears into the throat. Thus, pressure is not equalized and can build up in the ear. ...Read more

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Got water in ear yesterday, thought I got it out, but when I woke up it felt blocked. Is it water? Why didn't I feel it before? Ringing also.

Got water in ear yesterday, thought I got it out, but when I woke up it felt blocked. Is it water? Why didn't I feel it before? Ringing also.

Otitis externa?: See your doctor. It is bacterial or fungal growth in the water trapped external ear canal. Will do fine with an ear drop with antibiotic and antiinflammatory components in it. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel like there is water dripping in my left inner ear. Any remedies?

What to do if I feel like there is water dripping in my left inner ear. Any remedies?

See your ENT doctor: See your ENT doctor, you may have an infection. Be very careful sticking things in your ear to dry it out. You will be in big trouble if you poke a hole in your ear drum. ...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

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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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

If: If you feel like you have decreased hearing in one ear, and are dizzy, you should see your doctor soon. If you hum, and can hear it louder in the ear that feels plugged, that's good, and so long as your ear doesn't hurt, and the dizziness is mild, it can probably wait. If it's louder in the ear that does not feel plugged, you should see an ear doctor right away. If your vertigo is significant, you should go to the doctor today. ...Read more

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Why do certain noises like running water kinda hurt my ears?

Why do certain noises like running water kinda hurt my ears?

May have hyperacusis: There is a condition called hyperacusis in which certain sounds can be painful. Sometimes it can occur in patients with underlying hearing loss. I recommend you see an ENT doctor to have a hearing test and an ear exam. ...Read more

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I got water in my ear. It feels like it might be getting infected. Any suggested remedies?

I got water in my ear. It feels like it might be getting infected. Any suggested remedies?

Need ear exam: This could be a cerumen plug or an infection. You should have it exmined. If it is a waxy, plug, you can be treated and feel better at once. ...Read more

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Hi wot does it mean when your ear is blocked and feels like water in your ear cud this be fluid? Thanks

Hi wot does it mean when your ear is blocked and feels like water in your ear cud this be fluid? Thanks

Many possibilities: Many possibilities including wax impaction as well as fluid. The most likely explanation is wax and you should see an ENT doctor to have your ear looked at. Do not attempt to remove this or clear this on your own as you'll only make things worse. ...Read more

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I have this weird crackling sound in my ear and it almost feels like there is water in my ear what could it be?

I have this weird crackling sound in my ear and it almost feels like there is water in my ear what could it be?

First treat sinusiti: See Your physician first
Needs thorough evaluation possibly referral to ENT specialist ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Had a hard slap to the ear, when I went to bed it ruptured and bled, can't hear well feels like I'm under water, what to do?

Ear Trauma: Greetings. I think that the hard slap you sustained to your ear resulted in the ear drum rupture. This would explain your hearing loss and bleeding from the ear. Best recommendations are to avoid water exposure, sneeze with your mouth open and try to avoid nose blowing. Fortunately most perforations heal fully within about a week. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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How can I unplug my ears? It feels like im under water and I tried holding my nose and exhaling, but my ears did not pop. Been like this for a week

How can I unplug my ears? It feels like im under water and I tried holding my nose and exhaling, but my ears did not pop. Been like this for a week

Ear wax remover: The druggist can direct you to ear wax removers, but since ears are delicate and hearing is a sense i'd hate to damage or lose, i'd probably visit a doctor or clinic so they could evaluate the reason. Swimming can introduce unknowns as can other activities I can't begin to imagine. Don't poke or pick your ears! That's a dangerous thing to do, but warmth may melt the waxy stuff if that's what it is. ...Read more

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I've had a small mildheadache on right side above ear. It also feels like water or something is leaking around. Is this a concern? 30 year old woman.

I've had a small mildheadache on right side above ear. It also feels like water or something is leaking around. Is this a concern? 30 year old woman.

Headache above ear: Hard to know from your description, but perhaps you have fluid in the inner ear, something called eustachian tube dysfunction. This can happen if you have allergies, a cold or a sinus infection. It is not worrisome. If you feel well, then stay hydrated, get some rest, and it may pass. But, If the headache worsens, if you get fevers, dizziness, or if you feel ill, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I feel like there is water/fluid running inside my left ear. But, it is not water. I have been feeling it for a few days now. It comes and goes?

Hello, I feel like there is water/fluid running inside my left ear. But, it is not water. I have been feeling it for a few days now. It comes and goes?

Fluid in ear: You are experiencing symptoms of serous otitis media, a condition in which fluid secreted by the mucous membranes of the ear canal which gets trapped behind the ear drum.
This is caused by swollen membranes in the sinuses and eustachian tube which block the drainage of the fluid into the mouth. Prescription nasal steroids can clear this condition. Seek medical attention. ...Read more