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How Long Does It Take To Lose Consciousness Without Airplane Pressure
Several minutes: Airplanes are pressurized to keep you relatively comfortable: set to alttudes between 6, 500 and 8, 000 ft. Sudden decompression while flying at altitudes of 30, 000 ft is an emergency. It is very cold and the oxygen level is very low. You will pass out within a few minutes due to low oxygen, that is why the plane is equipted with emergency oxygen masks. ...Read more
No...but: The changes in cabin pressure as the plane rises and falls can make a child miserable. You and I have learned how to equalize the pressure in our middle ear as the pressure increases or decreases. This is impossible to explain to a child. I found that having full "sippy" cups at take off and landing, and making the child drink from them, decreased the pain for both child and parents. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has to get a root canal after that has to get on an airplane will she have A LOT of pain due the pressure what if the root canal fails?
No if it is finished: During a root canal dentist removes the dead nerve that occupied the nerve chamber inside the root and fills the chamber with l filler material. This might take one or several visits. Between the visits the hollowed chamber is medicated. At this stage the change in the air pressure can expand the air in the chamber causing pain. When the root canal is finished the chamber is densely filled, ...Read more
What are some good ways to fix ear pressure build up when changing altitude quickly, like in an airplane?
Try this: -treat any congestion beforehand. If you're feeling "stuffy" before flying, use nasal decongestant or antihistamine before boarding -yawn widely -swallow. Chew gum, suck on hard candy, sip a drink. -try valsalva maneuver: hold nostrils closed w/ your fingers, close your mouth & blow softly. Be gentle. Persistent pain or pressure lasting beyond 1-2 days? Get seen. ...Read more
Just woke up with the right ear clogged. Like i need to pop it as if on airplane. It's been about 6 hrs now. Yawning no help. Feels like pressure too?
My ears have pressure in them like I'm inn an airplane for 2 days now. No pain was dizzy for a couple days...why?
Start of infection: Although there are certainly many potential explanations I think that comes to mind is that you may be on the front end of an infectious process. You may wish to watch for low grade fever or frank pain which your doctor will want to see inside your canals for possible treatment. ...Read more
Vision is very blurry because of my Blepharitis and my pupil dilates on its own sometimes and I feel pressure in eyes , can airplane make this worse ?
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