Tips on Eliminating Moisture as a Swimmers Ear Home Remedy
Swimmers ear is sometimes a result of getting moisture trapped in the ear from swimming, bathing, or showering. One of the ways suggested as a swimmers ear home remedy is to remove moisture from the ear. There are a few methods to removing moisture/drying the ear out as a swimmers ear remedy such as air drying the ear, drying the ear with a towel, using a blow dryer, alcohol solution, and draining the ear.
When using air drying the ear as a means of a swimmers ear home remedy, the person affected by swimmers ear, allows the ear canals to dry out on their own by preventing as much as possible more liquid getting into the ear, so that it has time to dry out. Ear plugs, or other measures may also be used while the ear is drying out, to prevent more moisture from getting into the ear.
Another method of eliminating moisture as a swimmers ear home remedy is drying the ear canals out with a towel. This is done by either tilting the ear to the side to allow the moisture out of the ear, followed by drying out the ear with a towel. The alternative method, is to just simply take the towel and rub the insides of the ears, so as much moisture as possible is removed.
A blow dryer is also used as a swimmers ear home remedy. With this technique, a blower dryer is placed on a very low setting, and held at least one foot from the ear to dry the affected ear out. This must be used with caution, and not turn up the blow dryer to a higher setting to dry the ear out faster as this can cause ear damage. This method is also contraindicated to people with holes or other perforations in the ear or ear drum as foreign particles may blow into the ear.
Rubbing alcohol is also used as a swimmers ear home remedy. Rubbing alcohol is usually used by itself or mixed with equal parts of vinegar. One teaspoon of the mixture is placed in the affected ears, and then the head is tilted back to the side to allow the excess solution to drain out of the ears. This treatment is contraindicated to people with holes or other perforations in the ear or ear drum.
Last but not least, another method to drying out the ear as a swimmers ear home remedy is by draining the ears out. This can be achieved by pulling the ear lobe, then tipping the head to the side to allow the moisture to drain out.
These are some of the ways the ear(s) are dried out as a swimmers ear home remedy.