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How to Get Water Out of Your Ear

Don't feel like you're underwater when you get out of your pool or tub. Get your ears crystal clear after swimming or taking a bath.


  • Step 1: Dry ear Dry your ear with a towel or tissue.
  • TIP: Do not use a cotton swab to dry your ear.
  • Step 2: Tilt your head Tilt your head to the side with the plugged ear.
  • Step 3: Pull lobe Pull your ear lobe downward to allow the water to drain out.
  • Step 4: Use a blow dryer Hold a blow-dryer a few inches from your plugged ear. Put it on the lowest setting and turn it on, but be careful to not burn your skin.
  • Step 5: Mix a solution Mix a solution of equal parts white vinegar and rubbing alcohol in a medicine dropper and drip a few drops into the ear.
  • Step 6: Consult a doctor Consult and seek treatment from a doctor if the problem persists.
  • FACT: Ear infections are among the most common illnesses for young children.

You Will Need

  • Towel or tissue
  • Blow-dryer
  • White vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Medicine dropper
  • Doctor

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