Desperate times called for desperate measures. I'm not sure where my mom got this home remedy (and I doubt that she invented it) but I wanted to pass along a tried and true recipe to get water out of your ears. And chances are, you have all the ingredients in your house already. All 2 of them:
The recipe is simple, mix equal parts of white vinegar with equal parts of rubbing alcohol. That's it. Not complicated. What is more complicated is how to put it in your ear! My mom always had a small bottle with an eye dropper that she used to keep it in. I had no idea where I could find something like that so I just improvised. I used a medication syringe (it's used to administer liquid meds to small children).
Since the dosage numbers have faded, I can't use it for cough syrup, but it was perfect for this. You can request one from your local pharmacist, at no cost. As you can see, the one above came from target.
I just mixed the solution (1 tsp. of each liquid) in a small cup and used the syringe to put a few drops into my ear. Just tilt your head to the side, put enough drops in your ear to fill it, wait 30 seconds and then drain your ear onto a towel. Repeat if necessary, but you'll feel immediate results.