How to Drain Water Out of Ears After Swimming

How to Drain Water Out of Ears After Swimming
Swimming and other water activities are exceptional ways to exercise and tone up your body. Of course, one downfall is walking out of the pool or stepping out of the lake with ears full of water. Instead of laying down the rest of the day or shaking your head upside down to drain the water, there is a far simpler way to drain the water out of your ears.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • White vinegar
  • Small cup
  • Eyedropper
Step 1
Mix a small amount of a one-to-one solution of the rubbing alcohol and white vinegar in a small cup. Because you only need enough solution for your two ears, a quarter cup should be plenty. The alcohol is used to dry the ears while the white vinegar is used to disinfect.
Step 2
Fill an ordinary eyedropper with some of the mixture.
Step 3
Tilt your head sideways so one ear is facing up.
Step 4
Drip a few drops of the solution into your ear with the eyedropper. Keep your ear positioned up for about 30 seconds, then tilt your head the other way so your other ear is facing up and the ear you just placed the solution into is facing down.
Step 5
Repeat the drops in the other ear. As you do this, your other ear will drain. After 30 seconds, tilt your head back the other way so the ear you just placed the drops in can drain.

Article Written By Greyson Ferguson

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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