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Chewing Gum Affect Ears Improves Ear
Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more
Will chewing gum always help with ear pressure in long flights or is there a better non-medication method?
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 something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do about my ear? I popped it 2hrs ago & i still cannot hear...It hurts of i touch it. Im chewing gum &yawning. How long will it last?
Yes: It helps to prevent the build up or decrease in middle ear pressure by the swallowing action which opens the eustacian tube. That tube is located in the nasopharynx and is responsible for equilibrating the middle ear barometric pressure with that of the ambient environment provided you do not have tubes or ruprture of your tympanic membrane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am sick and my ears are clogged. I have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. What should I do? Word2
Try nose spray: You may want to try a nasal decongestant like afrin or neosynephrine for 3 days as directed. There is a tube between the inside of the ear and the back of the nose which gets swollen when you are sick with a cold, etc. The sprays can help sometimes decrease swelling and open up the ears and help you pop them gently. You can also take a pill decongestant which might help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am sick and my ears are clogged. I have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. What should I do?
I am sick and my ears are clogged. I have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. What should I do? Word
About 4 hours ago i bit my tongue really hard while chewing gum. my ear began to hurt on a pain scale of 8/10. i still have an earache, why?
Diagnosed with the flu on Monday, the last 2 hours both my ears sound like im under water. Tried chewing gum and tried poping them. What can i do?
EUSTACHIAN TUBE: THIS IS DUE TO FLUID IN YOUR MIDDLE EAR. YOUR EUSTACHIAN TUBE THAT RUNS BETWEEN YOUR EAR AND NOSE IS SWOLLEN CAUSING FLUID TO BUILD UP. IT WILL TAKE A FEW WEEKS TO GO AWAY. NASACORT AQ IS NOW AVAILABLE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION AND CAN HELP DECREASE THE SWELLING AND THEREFOR HELP YOUR SYMPTOMS ...Read more
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