“Water in my ears after a float session…”

There can be times when hours, days and even weeks later, water can still be in one of or both of your ears. Water in the ears is commonly known as “swimmer’s ear”. There are over the counter products for this available at any pharmacy. I have found that most of these products contain the same main ingredient - Isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Why spend more money for alcohol that has a fancy label on it that reads “For Swimmers Ear” when you can use regular rubbing alcohol to do the same job? By the way, i have heard that 3% hydrogen peroxide will work just as well.

Here are some steps to follow if needed:

  • Lie on your side with an affected ear upright. With some help (if available) allow a couple of drops of the alcohol into the ear and just lie down not letting the solution fall out of your ear. In minutes the water will evaporate along with the rubbing alcohol.

  • Take a hair blow dryer, and on a medium heat setting blow dry your ear. I have actually tried this with good results.

    Please feel free to share any of your own remedies for this task.