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What to do if you get water in your ear?

What to do if you get water in your ear?

Swimmer's ear drops: Over the counter swimmer's ear drops are safe and effective unless you have a hole in your eardrum or tubes in the ears. ...Read more

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Can a ear tube cause swimmer's ear infection if you accidentally get water in your ear.?

Can a ear tube cause swimmer's ear infection if you accidentally get water in your ear.?

Otorrhea: What can happen with an ear tube in place is that the water goes through the tube into the middle ear and causes an infection in the middle ear. This then drains out into the ear canal(called otorrhea with intact tympanostomy tube). It is best treated with antibiotic ear drops that an ENT doctor can prescribe for you. ...Read more

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Could water get into your brain through your ear?

Could water get into your brain through your ear?

Only if...: ...you use a drill (not recommended; do not try this at home). ...Read more

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What happens to the water in your ear when it's trapped?

Goes away: Eventually, water in your ear will eventually evaporate. If you have wax issues that clog your canals, you can try over the counter remedies or see a dr to get them flushed (irrigated) out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you let water in your ear when you have a hole in your eardrum?

What happens if you let water in your ear when you have a hole in your eardrum?

Water in the ear: Sometimes, nothing happens. Often, it is uncomfortable since water does not feel good when it's in the middle ear. It's kind of like water going up your nose. Sometimes, the bacteria in water that contaminates the ear can infect the ear. Then, the infected ear will drain and often be uncomfortable. That will require antibiotic ear drops. ...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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What causes rid of a "water feeling" in your ear?

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

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. ...Read more

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Would it be unhealthy to have water trapped in your ear when you have swimmers ear?

Would it be unhealthy to have water trapped in your ear when you have swimmers ear?

Can happen: If there is enough swelling of the skin/tissue in the ear canal, fluids (both internal and external) can get trapped in there. I've seen all kinds of secretions in ears related to otitis externa (swimmer's ear). Once you start the drops, often which contain a topical steroid, the swelling will go down and that feeling of trapped fluid will quickly resolve. ...Read more