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Clogged ear after flight lasting days?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Ask a Pilot

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.

In brief: Ask a Pilot

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.
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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Clogged ears

It is common when someone flies with a cold or bad allergy.
During the descend, barometric pressure outside the ear drum is rising but the middle pressure remains low due to eustachian tube dysfunction. People with frequent childhood chronic otitis media are also prone to this. See your primary care doctor first.

In brief: Clogged ears

It is common when someone flies with a cold or bad allergy.
During the descend, barometric pressure outside the ear drum is rising but the middle pressure remains low due to eustachian tube dysfunction. People with frequent childhood chronic otitis media are also prone to this. See your primary care doctor first.
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