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If I don't take sudafed before a flight my ears drum will perforate how normal is this, what can I do?
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
Not normal, its eustacion tube dysfunction, the tube between nose and ears to balance pressure.
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) chewing gum, lots of water, and saline nasal rinse all help as well.

In brief: Several things
Not normal, its eustacion tube dysfunction, the tube between nose and ears to balance pressure.
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) chewing gum, lots of water, and saline nasal rinse all help as well.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Patrick Melder
You may want to see your local ENT for possible ear tubes as well, especially if you fly a lot.. This would eliminate the need to wory about your ear drum perforating during flight.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very abnormal
It sounds as if you have very abnormal ear drums with thinned delicate area that are easily injured by pressure change.
You should see an ENT doctor to have your ears evaluated and possibly even have tubes placed to prevent spontaneous perforations which could ultimately lead to permanent hearing loss.

In brief: Very abnormal
It sounds as if you have very abnormal ear drums with thinned delicate area that are easily injured by pressure change.
You should see an ENT doctor to have your ears evaluated and possibly even have tubes placed to prevent spontaneous perforations which could ultimately lead to permanent hearing loss.
Dr. David Astrachan
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