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What should I do if I get barotrauma?

You can respond immediately to ear barotrauma - or pre-empt it, if you are rapidly changing altitude - by opening your eustachian tubes. Chewing gum, sucking on candy, swallowing, and yawning can all increase the flow of air to your ear. If systems persist, seek medical attention.

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