3. Drinking Something
If you have a little bit of fluid trapped in your ear after coming back from a shower or the swimming pool, you should consider drinking something – the swallowing reflex is sometimes enough to open up the ear canal enough to release the pressure and let the water drain out naturally.
Remember that if you have been in a swimming pool or in the ocean then you should never consider drinking the water that’s around you – the odds are that it is probably not safe to drink and only likely to make you sick: Water from the ocean contains salt and we really don’t have to tell you what people do in most swimming pools. Take a break and have a glass of water, then try repeating the first two steps that we have talked about before this to see if you can release the pressure in the ear canal.