- Increased itching and pain
- Ear redness is more obvious
- More ear discharge
- The ear canal is partially blocked due to the swelling and secretion of the ear canal, and the inside of the ear feels filled
- Hearing loss, voice becomes deep
- Severe pain and may extend to the face, neck, or side of the head
- The ear canal is completely blocked
- Redness and swelling of the outer ear
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
An article reviewed by Elaine K. Luo, a certified physician in the United States, pointed out that when water stays in the ear canal, there will be an itchy sensation in the ear, which may even extend down to the jawbone or throat; at the same time, hearing Affected, some people will not hear the sound, and some people will hear the sound become mild or deep.
Although most of this water dries on its own, if it stays for too long, it may cause ear infections. This type of inflammation of the external auditory canal is also called "swimmer's ear."
- Pull the earlobe: gently pull and shake the earlobe while tilting the head to the shoulder; or keep the head tilted and shake the head.
- Lying on your side: Put a towel under your ears to absorb water, and let the water flow out naturally through gravity and lying on your side.
- Hot compress: When the stagnant water gets stuck in the Eustachian tube, it can be drained by hot compress. The method is to soak the towel in hot water and wring it dry until no water drips. Place the wet ear down on the hot towel, leave it on for about 30 seconds, then remove it for about 1 minute, and repeat 4 to 5 times. Sit up or lie down on the other side after finishing it may also help.
Yukiko Iino, head of the Department of Otolaryngology, Kita Medical, Tokyo, pointed out that when water ran into the ears and couldn’t flow out, if you just ignore it, it will basically not cause immediate damage to your ears. If you can tolerate water in your ears The uncomfortable feeling will automatically evaporate after leaving it for about half a day.
Although the water will evaporate naturally, but if there is water in the ears for more than three days, it may be an otitis externa or otitis media.
The part between the hole in the ear and the eardrum is called the outer ear. When you want to clear the water in the ear, if you accidentally damage the inner wall of the outer ear skin, bacterial infection of the wound can easily cause otitis externa. Otitis externa may cause ear itching and pain, and it will basically heal naturally. However, if the symptoms persist for 2 to 3 days and still do not improve, go to the hospital for treatment.
Water accumulation in the ear usually occurs in the outer ear part outside the eardrum, but if you use your fingers or cotton swabs to remove the accumulated water in the ear, accidentally injure the eardrum, it will damage the eardrum, break the skin, and cause water to flow into the eardrum to form otitis media. If you experience itching, pain, and hearing loss, you must go to the hospital for treatment as soon as possible to prevent the symptoms from getting worse.
Water in the ears will be stuck due to surface tension. Blow the ears with a hair dryer to weaken the tension and leave it out. The water may evaporate naturally due to the increase in temperature.
Soak your head in the water and let the water flow into the ear to bring out the water in the ear. (Note: Because the entire head is really immersed in water, people who are afraid of water do not recommend this method.)
If you want to prevent water from running into your ears, it is recommended not to remove earwax too often, because earwax has It has the effect of preventing water from entering; you can also wear earplugs before playing in the water, which can effectively prevent water from entering your ears. Next time the water accidentally ran into your ears, you can try the above methods. Don't let the water in your ears affect your interest in traveling!