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Water in the ears can feel ticklish, distort hearing, and may even be painful. If the water does not drain on its own, it can foster an infection in the external auditory canal of the outer ear. Various methods can be employed to remove water from the ears.

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1. The Vacuum Method

To make use of the vacuum method, simply tilt your head sideways and cup your ear into the palm of your hand to make a slight seal. Next, push your hand upwards and downwards rapidly, flattening the palm against the ear and then pulling it away. This will create suction to help to expel the water. Lastly, tilt the head to the side to allow the water to drain out.

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