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What do I do if yawning doesn't work to relieve pressure in my ears I get after flying?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Afrin (oxymetazoline)

You can try some afrin nasal spray before descent.
.. If you fly a lot.. You may want to consider having tubes placed in the ears.

In brief: Afrin (oxymetazoline)

You can try some afrin nasal spray before descent.
.. If you fly a lot.. You may want to consider having tubes placed in the ears.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Jon Aoki
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Prevention is best

Once ears plug up tightly it will be hard to equalize the air pressure.
You may gently blow while pinching the nose closed once plugged. To avoid this you should yawn, chew gum, etc as you as the cabin pressure starts to increase upon your plane's descent.

In brief: Prevention is best

Once ears plug up tightly it will be hard to equalize the air pressure.
You may gently blow while pinching the nose closed once plugged. To avoid this you should yawn, chew gum, etc as you as the cabin pressure starts to increase upon your plane's descent.
Dr. Jon Aoki
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