A 27-year-old female asked:
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does taking levocetrizine b4 boarding flight prevent nausea and head ache, and the ear pain during landing?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely to help: If you have motion sickness, something like bonine or Antivert would work better. If you have ear pain during descent, a nasal decongestant spray used prior to descent may help.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Open tubes: Eustachian tubes close up and don't want to open. Ask a pilot for the ways they get their Eustachian tubes open - they can show you easier than tell you. What you are describing is a result of the tubes staying closed. Medication will not help, only opening the tubes work.
Answered on Aug 4, 2014
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Holding your nose and swallowing may be :ols fashioned" but it works!!! Do it several times as the plane is ascending/descending..Don't wait till it hurts ...Prevent the pain!
Aug 4, 2014

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