Water In The Ears Problem

by Laura
(Colorado)

I have had a water in the ears problem for the past 5 years, which has included some but way too little snorkeling. Water gets in one ear in particular, and won't come out. It can stay plugged for days.

I'm currently planning a mid-Florida Keys trip for March, 2014, and am hoping that using wax softener for a few weeks prior might help.

Any advice or tips on how to avoid this? Thanks.

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Feb 22, 2014
Earplugs
by: debbieo

Maybe you could use the same moldable wax that kids with tubes in their ears use when they are in the water. It keeps the ear canal water free. Just a thought :)

Feb 23, 2014
Facebook Answers
by: Nicole & Galen

Laura got a number of responses on Facebook when we posted this page to ask folks for help. Read those responses at this link. Thanks.

Jul 28, 2014
Water In Ears
by: Ted

I'm not an expert but wouldn't using ear plugs or anything in your ears lend itself to pressurize if you dove and risk getting stuck deep in the ear?

Sep 05, 2014
Water in Ear - Remedy
by: Morry

I'd had some relief with earplugs some years ago while swimming laps. But for a foolproof remedy after swimming, make a solution of 50% alcohol and 50% white vinegar, mix it up, and then use an eyedropper to insert about 6-7 drops or so of the solution in each ear. The alcohol dries up the water in the ear, and the white vinegar restores the proper ph balance. Got this tip from an ENT doc - works every time.

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