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How come I have ear pressure, but nobody else in the family has it when we travel?

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Dr. Katharine Garnier
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In brief: Eustacian tubes

The tube that runs from your middle middle ear to your nasal passages is different in everyone, some larger or smaller, some at more of an angle.
...And allergies can make it less open also (it is lined with the same tissue as your nose basically). Things that can help when you fly is chewing gum, using a nose spray like afrin before you fly, or something called "earplanes", in your pharmacy!

In brief: Eustacian tubes

The tube that runs from your middle middle ear to your nasal passages is different in everyone, some larger or smaller, some at more of an angle.
...And allergies can make it less open also (it is lined with the same tissue as your nose basically). Things that can help when you fly is chewing gum, using a nose spray like afrin before you fly, or something called "earplanes", in your pharmacy!
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