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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 out of my ear I've had water in my ear for 24 hours driving me crazy I tried the blow dryer it didn't work please help

How do I get water out of my ear I've had water in my ear for 24 hours driving me crazy I tried the blow dryer it didn't work please help

Rubbing alcohol: With an eye dropper mix a solution of half rubbing alcohol and half clean water. Drop or two in your ear, the alcohol will help evaporate the water. ...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 are my ears muffled and I have water in my ear?

Why are my ears muffled and I have water in my ear?

Probably wax: The most common cause of this would be wax impaction in the ear canal that has trapped water behind it. Another cause may be fluid in the middle ear because of a recent cold or eustachian tube blockage - either way this needs to be evaluated by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Sounds like I have water in my ear, help?

See ENT: Ent should be able to relieve this problem without too much difficulty. ...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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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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I have water in my ear from a simulator of a sunken vehicle it's been bother me since it happened earlier today how can I get it out?

I have water in my ear from a simulator of a sunken vehicle it's been bother me since it happened earlier today how can I get it out?

Alcohol drops: You can take rubbing alcohol and place it in a dropper bottle. Most ear canals have a 1 ml volume, so placing 1 ml of rubbing alcohol in the affected ear while you lay down on the good side, will displace the water. The alcohol evaporates readily at body temperature and has an additional drying effect on the canal tissue as it does. Some add vinegar to suppress fungal growth. ...Read more

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I've got water in my ear. How can I get it out? I've tried laying down and hitting my head but it won't come out. I have earwax remover, can I use it?

I've got water in my ear. How can I get it out? I've tried laying down and hitting my head but it won't come out. I have earwax remover, can I use it?

Alcohol: Put some alcohol in your ear to displace the water and then it will evaporate. However, the water you are speaking of my be behind your eardrum and must exit through you Eustachian tubes. Afrin (oxymetazoline) can be used to open up your Eustachian tubes but only use on very limited basis. Lastly, if this persist you may want to be examined. ...Read more

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Have backed up water in my ear that won't dissapear, and I've had a cold for a month. I tried everything.

Have backed up water in my ear that won't dissapear, and I've had a cold for a month. I tried everything.

Assuming: Assuming you have serous otitis media (clear or amber fluid seen in middle ear space often precipitated by viral upper respiratory infections) the likelihood of spontaneous resolution at 4 weeks is approximately 60%, 80% by 2 months, and 90% by 3 months. In other words, the longer one waits the greater the likelihood of it resolving on its own. Most ENT physicians begin to consider draining the fluid from the ear (myringotomy +/- tympanostomy tubes) after 8 weeks of persistent fluid. In an adult (where typically problems like this are less common than in children), and particularly if the problem is unilateral, a nasophayngoscopy is important to rule out a space-occupying growth that may be interfering with normal eustachian tube function. Patients with cold-like symptoms such as nasal drainage, ear and nasal blockage may attribute this to a "cold" when in fact it represents a more serious problem. I don't say this to unnecessarily worry you, only to highlight other things we as physicians consider. I would have an ENT phsician examine you to put your mind at rest and treat you appropriately. In the mean time I would recommend a trial of topical nasal afrin for 3-5 days every 12 hours and attempt periodic gentle attempts at popping your ears (autoinsufflation) to try to open up the eustachian tubes. ...Read more

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I've just had a bath, got water in my ear, and now I can't hear properly. Anything I can do?

Water in ears: Tilt head to drain excess water. You may also put a cotton ball at opening of canal to soak up excess water. Be careful not to go deep in the canal. ...Read more

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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, 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?

Alcohol: Try soaking a cotton ball in alcohol, then squeeze excess in ear. This alcohol should dry up the water. Stagnant water can creat an environment that encourages swimmers ear to develop. The alcohol should prevent the swimmers ear from developing. ...Read more

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I had water in my ear so I used ear drops for swimmers ear. Now I can't hear and the drops are stuck in my ear.

I had water in my ear so I used ear drops for swimmers ear. Now I can't hear and the drops are stuck in my ear.

Get ear checked.: If your over the counter remedy hasn't fixed the problem, and you have lost your hearing then you definitely need to have a doctor peer inside your ear to make sure that you haven't developed a hole in your ear drum, or gotten a middle ear infection. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic ear drop if necessary. ...Read more

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I went swimming today and I got water in my ear how can I get the water out?

Alcohol drops: You can take rubbing alcohol and place it in a dropper bottle. Most ear canals have a 1 ml volume, so placing 1 ml of rubbing alcohol in the affected ear while you lay down on the good side, will displace the water. The alcohol evaporates readily at body temperature and has an additional drying effect on the canal tissue as it does. Some add vinegar to suppress fungal growth. ...Read more