The ear is a special structure that allows sound waves to pass through, but it's also home to other things - water, sand, shell fragments and even insects. It's natural that objects and debris will find their way into your ear during an outing on the beach.
When sand and other items get into your ear, it can cause discomfort and irritation. It can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to infection.
If sand stays in your ear for more than a week, it's best to take it to a doctor. This will ensure it doesn't develop into a more serious condition such as swimmer's ear.
The first thing you should do is tilt your head to the side and swab out the sand with a soft, clean cotton swab. Don't use a Q-tip or other tool that can damage your ear canal.
Next, you need to rinse out the sand with warm water. This will help to dissolve the sand and make it easier for you to get rid of it.
It is a good idea to avoid rubbing the sand out with your hands as it can cause further damage to your ears and potentially expose them to more pathogens.
Another way to remove sand from your ear is to use an acidic solution like a mixture of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. This will help to remove the sand and restore the ear's normal pH levels.