Still stuck with annoying water in your ears after diving from your last session in the ocean?
Try some of these tips to hopefully give you some much needed relief.
Heat a little olive oil to body temperature and apply a few drops in the affected ear. Lay on your side for roughly 10-15 minutes with your ear pointed towards the ceiling. Rinse in the shower. This can be repeated weekly to help keep your ears in tip top condition.
Rubbing alcohol and white wine vinegar
The same process above can be used with a 50:50 mixture of white wine vinegar and rubbing alcohol. The alcohol will help even more to dry out the water in your ear, and this treatment will also help to prevent against infection
Make a vacuum
Tilt your head to the side with the affected ear pointing downwards (not upwards, as this could force the water further in) and press the palm of your hand agaist the ear to create a vacuum and gently push in and out like you’re using a plunger to unclog a toilet. This can also be done using your finger to seal of air inside the ear. Just make sure its a clean finger and you have your nails trimmed, but be careful not to push too far into the ear as you could cause damage.
Use a blow dryer
It’s time to get the big boys toys out. Remember to be very conversative, it should be set on the lowest setting and make sure to keep at least a minimum of 30 cm away from your actual ear to prevent burning.
Do the Diver’s Dance
This involves hopping with your head tilted, pretending to chew and swallow and yawning. All at the same time. It’s preferable to do this in a public place where everyone can see you, as science has proven this to be more effective.
Sleep on your side
The lazy mans option. Sleep with the affected ear towards the pillow and pray to Neptune that when you wake up that your pillow is stained.