Fluid in the Inner Ear: Remedies for Fluid in the Inner Ear in Adults

Natural Remedy for Removing Fluid in the Inner Ear

Having water trapped in your ear can sometimes happen especially among children who are left on their own to bath or when they tend to be rowdy during taking a bath. Although having some water trapped in your ear is not a serious condition and can easily be treated, it can still lead to threatening health situations if left unattended as it can ruin the ear drum and pave the way to serious infections such as fungal infections. There are few causes why water gets trapped in the ear and they include:

  • Frequent use of cotton buds for ear cleaning.
    This seemingly innocent act of cleaning the ears tends to push the ear wax deeper into the ear canal making the canal constricted and difficult for water to freely trickle out once they happen to get into your ear.
  • Wax buildup can also result to constriction of ear canal, which makes it easier for water to get trapped in your ear.
  • Accidental water entry to the ear

Home Treatment for Fluid in the Inner Ear of Adults

If you have fluid trapped in your ear, immediately do these simple home remedies:

  • Before applying anything to your ear, try to allow gravity to help you in taking the fluid out of your ear.
    Tilt your head sideways to allow the fluid to drain from your ear naturally.
  • You can use hair drier to help the fluid evaporate from your ear. Just be sure to set the hair drier at the lowest setting to prevent burning. For safety reasons, try the blower on your wrist to test its heat, if it is tolerable, place the nozzle at arm’s length from your ear and move it back and forth to dry the fluid out.
  • Another effective way of draining water from your ear is by chewing a piece of gum. The act will enhance the air pressure in the middle ear to push the fluid out of your ear.
  • To curb possible ear infection, pour a bit of olive oil to pounded clove of garlic and apply a few drops to your ear. Garlic has antibacterial properties that can help prevent the growth of microorganisms in your ear.
  • If you think your ear has no burning irritation, mix equal parts of vinegar and rubbing alcohol then put a few drops on your ears. If you think you have irritations or ear infection due to the fluid, use water instead of alcohol. Tilt your head to allow the water to drain out.

2 Comments

  1. Larry said:

    I have constant inner fluid buildup. It is so bad that sometimes when I shake my head I can hear it sloshing around. My question is that if I opt for drainage tubes to be put in my ears how long will they have to be there?
    In the mornings, sometimes my balance is practically non-existent.

    July 1, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      Regarding the question of drainage tube, your doctor will be able to answer it properly. Have you tried home remedies such as few drops of garlic oil or vinegar and rubbing alcohol? Also avoid accidental entry of water in the ears while taking bath by inserting small ball of cotton in the ear canal. After the bath remove them. Clean your ears with ear buds regularly. Do not suddenly get up from the bed in the morning, sit for a while before getting up as you have problem of balancing your body in the morning.

      July 11, 2012
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