Is fasting invalidated if water enters into one's ear while having a bath?

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Is fasting invalidated if water enters into one's ear while having a bath?

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Dear Brother / Sister,

There is a channel between the ear and the throat. However, the eardrum blocks this channel and water, drug, etc do not reach the throat. Therefore, dropping eardrops into the ear or having the ear washed does not invalidate fasting.

If there is a hole in the eardrum, the eardrop will be absorbed in the ear; therefore, the drug will not reach the stomach or very little amount of it will reach the stomach. This very little amount is ignored in fasting.

However, if there is a hole in the eardrum and if the ear is washed, it is possible for the water to reach the stomach. Therefore, if an amount of water enough to invalidate fasting reaches the stomach, fasting is invalidated.

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