Where Is The Water Trapped In The Ear So It Can’t Come Out?

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, I want to ask after I swim my ears feel very full of water and the hearing becomes less clear to the right ear only. If I may know where the water is usually trapped so it can’t come out at all? and is adjusting the pressure as in the plane by covering the nose and mouth and breathing hard through the nose possible and effective? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Adrian Rusli, Thank you for the question.

Each person's ear shape is different, some have spacious ear canals and some have narrow ear canals. Some have slightly curved ear canals, but some have more straight ear canals. Consider the following ear structure:

At the end of the ear canal is the eardrum. The eardrum separates the outer ear from the middle ear. Water that enters the ear can be trapped in the ear canal near the eardrum, especially when the shape of the ear canal curves, such that there is room at the ear end for water to collect. Water that enters the ear canal is not easily removed if the ear canal is winding. You can try to turn your ears down (tilt your head to the side) while still pulling your earlobe. You can also do this by jumping so that water can come out of the ear.

The act of adjusting pressure in the ear you can do but cannot help removing water from the ear canal. Avoid using a cotton bud to remove this water. The presence of water trapped in the ear canal can cause an increased risk of infection. Therefore, if you have difficulty removing water from the ear, do not hesitate to consult with your doctor.

Hopefully this information is useful.

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