Go to any swimming pool this summer and you're likely to see someone hopping on one leg and hitting themselves on the side of the head. No, they're not crazy (probably). They have water in their ear and they're doing whatever it takes to get it out. Because if it doesn't come out, it could create a real nagging problem – swimmer's ear.
Swimmer's ear is a common nuisance for people who spend a lot of time in the pool. Water gets into the ear canal and basically stays there – causing pain, itching, echoing or even hearing problems. But there some things you can do.
First, you can try putting five drops of rubbing alcohol in your ear, which will let the water evaporate out. Or, you can try cupping your ear with the palm of your hand and pumping inward. Chewing a piece of gum could also do the trick. But if all that doesn't work, go ahead and keep hopping ... or see a doctor if the problem persists.