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My ears feel clogged when i'm on the airplane. Is this normal? Is there a medication for this?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Normal
This is related to eustachian tube dysfuntion.
You can try clearing your ears with the valsalva manuever (also used in diving). Afrin (oxymetazoline) before the flight may help, yawing, chewing gum can help as well. All of these attempt to allow the eustachian tube to open to relieve the pressure.

In brief: Normal
This is related to eustachian tube dysfuntion.
You can try clearing your ears with the valsalva manuever (also used in diving). Afrin (oxymetazoline) before the flight may help, yawing, chewing gum can help as well. All of these attempt to allow the eustachian tube to open to relieve the pressure.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
In brief: Pressure change
This is normal and quite common due to pressure changes between your sinuses and the cabin.
Try chewing or swallowing frequently which works for me (and i'm a pilot too).

In brief: Pressure change
This is normal and quite common due to pressure changes between your sinuses and the cabin.
Try chewing or swallowing frequently which works for me (and i'm a pilot too).
Dr. Matthew Goren
Dr. Matthew Goren
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