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Is there an easy way to remove fluid from ear at home? Advices please!!!!

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bluebell345 Wed 30-Apr-14 20:34:26

I had my ears checked yesterday because of uncomfortable feeling I had and the doctor saw fluid in them.
She said it will go away itself but I feel still very miserable about it.
Is there any easy way to get rid of it?
Are there any ear drops, etc. for this purpose?
I have been having it since Saturday.
I never had it before like that.
I will be really grateful for your advices.
Thank You.

ihatethecold Wed 30-Apr-14 20:44:09

Hair dryer on low into your ear might help.

bluebell345 Wed 30-Apr-14 20:47:51

do the gps remove the fluid out if I go there again?

Willdoitinaminute Wed 30-Apr-14 22:09:44

The fluid is in the middle ear behind your ear drum. Any attempt to remove via your outer ear will definitely end in tears.

bluebell345 Thu 01-May-14 09:13:45

Because the dr saw it I thought it was in the front ear.
I don't know much about ear structure.
Must I wait it to go way itself, how long can it take?
I would like to hear advices from people who had this problem before.
Its quite uncomfortable and because I don't know much about it, it scares me. sad
Thanks again.

bluebell345 Thu 01-May-14 09:37:15

any advices? sad

Tobagostreet Thu 01-May-14 09:48:02

If it's in your inner ear, you just have to wait until it disperses itself. You could try to take a decongestant to make sure that the tube between the inner ear and throat is clear and not blocked up.

If water has gone into the ear from outside (in the swimming/bath/shower) then you can buy swim ear products which are drops designed to evaporate the water.


domesticslattern Thu 01-May-14 10:00:45

I had this from swimming.
I tried special drops from the pharmacist called Swim Ear. They were ten pounds (!) and basically pure alcohol. They burned a bit when they went in. I wasn't a fan.
I found a hairdryer on low held carefully a few inches away helped. Also holding my nose and swallowing. But really it is a matter of time, like your doctor says.

Hairylegs47 Thu 01-May-14 10:08:53

Depends where the fluid is.
Outer ear, tilt you head to one side and 'snap' to one side, or cup your hand and thump the top of your head - like getting sauce out of a bottle (it's worked for me in the past) Or, lie down with your blocked ear on the pillow and it'll drain itself.
Inner ear, chew gum - the swallowing of the saliva helps the Eustachian tube drain. Take ibuprofen, it may be swollen and that's stopping it draining. But keep swallowing, it's that action that helps it drain.

bluebell345 Thu 01-May-14 10:13:50

thanks a lot for your advices smile thanks

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