Heat therapy can quickly dry out the water inside the ear. The hot water bag opens the Eustachian tube (where the fluid easily collects) so that the liquid can easily drain out.
Dip one handkerchief into a bowl of hot water and squeeze out any excess water.
Place the tissue on the affected ear for 30 seconds, then repeat after one minute. Do this four or five times.
Lie on your side to get the fluid out of your ear.
Hydrogen peroxide is another effective option to get rid of the water inside the ear. Due to the carbonated nature of hydrogen peroxide, the remaining water with wax can be easily removed from the ear canal.
Using a dropper, apply four to five drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide into the patient’s ear.
Let stand for a minute or two. Shake your head down so that the liquid comes out easily.
Inhaling steam is another easy way to reduce the accumulation of water in the ear. Inhaling steam will help open the Eustachian tube and expel water to the ear.
Pour hot water into a large bowl.
Cover your head with a towel and gently inhale the steam for 5 to 10 minutes. Tilt your head to one side to get the water out of your ear.
You can also take a hot shower to get water out of the ear canal.
One of the suggested methods in this section is to use salt; Salt can help to remove water in the ear because it absorbs water easily. The heat from the hot salt will also help evaporate and relieve the pain.
Heat a quarter cup of salt in the microwave.
You should put the salt in a cotton cloth and tie the cloth tightly.
Hold the cloth close to the affected ear for two or three minutes.