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Went swimming, now I'm filled.

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sprinklesofweirdness Mon 19-Jun-17 23:36:41

Went swimming today rarely and I got water stuck in my ear.

ITS NOT COMING OUT.

Help me, please. I will try anythingenvy (not envy).

sprinklesofweirdness Mon 19-Jun-17 23:50:44

Bump or shall I say wave

Defuzzing Mon 19-Jun-17 23:52:30

Try taking sudofed.

Crispbutty Mon 19-Jun-17 23:53:51

Cotton bud and tilting your head at lots of different angles should sort it

sprinklesofweirdness Mon 19-Jun-17 23:55:57

Have no sudafedsad

Off to go on a rollercoaster with my head...

GallicosCats Mon 19-Jun-17 23:56:13

It will come out eventually. I sometimes find I have to lie on the affected side for quite a while to let gravity do the job. It's so annoying though having it all slosh round.

Patriciathestripper1 Mon 19-Jun-17 23:57:47

Put your finger in the ear without water in it and hold it shut.
Now tilt your head over on the side with water in it and just wait.

sprinklesofweirdness Mon 19-Jun-17 23:58:08

Cats I've been doing that, but I'm getting bored on that side nowgrin

Patriciathestripper1 Mon 19-Jun-17 23:58:53

Don't poke A cotton bud into it for pity's sake!!!

sprinklesofweirdness Tue 20-Jun-17 00:00:04

Patrica have had 2 in there so far already, had a showerblush

Off to go tilt my head some more!

zzzzz Tue 20-Jun-17 00:14:59

Rest your head on a hot water bottle and it will come out or you will melt

ladybird69 Tue 20-Jun-17 00:20:41

You need swim ear from the chemist it's great I was in agony on holiday few years ago and with swim ear it cleared up over night.

Patriciathestripper1 Tue 20-Jun-17 00:31:54

When you tilt your head, gently massage just under the effected ear. NO COTTON BUDS

Sunnyrain69 Tue 20-Jun-17 00:34:06

I tilt my head and hold the ear that is clear closed and then jump up and down always works for me.

katonic Tue 20-Jun-17 00:34:37

The inner ear is a bit like a spiral, so if you imagine moving your head almost in a corkscrew that will help, its hard to describe but you want to go forwards and down as well as to the side, if you can get your head completely upside down that will help!

theoldtrout01876 Tue 20-Jun-17 00:38:02

I roll the corner of a paper towel up tight and push it in just far enough to act as a wick for the water. Always works for me

Caterina99 Tue 20-Jun-17 00:49:41

Throw yourself onto a bed or other soft surface. Only thing that works for me

paxillin Tue 20-Jun-17 00:50:49

Lie on your side ("full" side up) and drop a bit of olive oil into your ear. Wait 10 minutes, lie on the other side (tissue under ear). Usually does the trick for me.

SuperBeagle Tue 20-Jun-17 01:15:05

Squish your finger around in the affected ear while tilting it to the side.

Might have to do it for a bit but it'll work eventually

We have drops from the chemist for this. They work a treat grin

chipmonkey Tue 20-Jun-17 01:15:18

This used to happen to me a lot. I found that if I tilted my head so far sideways that it was almost upside down, it would come out.

paxillin Tue 20-Jun-17 01:17:06

I used to use the drops from the chemist until I realised they are olive oil and I'm buying 5ml of olive oil for £5.

sprinklesofweirdness Tue 20-Jun-17 07:39:48

Some of these suggestions are going to make look like a lunatic, I'll do anything to get it out

But little update, went to sleep, woke up, was like VIOLA SLEEP IS THE CURE and then my little buddy nemesis was like swish swash here I am and so I'm back here again trying the new suggestions, thank you for all of them by the waysmile

SquinkiesRule Tue 20-Jun-17 08:06:23

We had some swimmers ear drops, they were Half rubbing alcohol and half something else. I forget.
The thing that worked for me was standing an arms length from a wall, with the affected ear facing wall, arm straight (sideways from your body), hand flat on wall, then make like you're trying to push the wall in a jerking movement without bending your elbow.

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