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How is barotitis media treated?

If the symptoms of barotitis media are persistent or severe, several types of treatments are possible. A doctor may prescribe decongestants (oral or nasal spray) or antihistamines. They may also recommend the Valsalva maneuver, which involves blowing air into your nose while manually closing your nostrils, which may help equalize pressure in the middle ear. Very rarely, surgery may be required, either to repair the eardrum or inner membranes or to open the eardrum to equalize pressure and fluid.

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