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how does chewing gum affect the ears i heard that it improves your ear health is this true

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not true: In general, probably doesn't hurt, but surely doesn't help. It can help equalize ear pressure on a plane flight as chewing and swallowing can help op ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
The movement: and muscle activity helps to keep the Eustachian tubes open thus allowing pressure equalization as altitude changes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Valsalva: Try performing a valsalva maneuver - pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting s ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
You : You may be dealing with perforated ear drums from the pressure change during the flight. You will need to see your doctor to confirm. It will heal ove ... Read More

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