What are treatments for earaches due to altitude changes?

If your earache is due to altitude changes, you might try one of these remedies:
  • Chew gum or simply swallow to relieve the pressure.
  • Keeping your mouth closed, pinch your nostrils shut and gently blow your nose.
  • Feed a bottle to an infant or a toddler during takeoff and descent to help prevent his or her ears from becoming clogged and painful.

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Ear Disorders

Ear Disorders

Your ear is a complex organ composed of the outer, middle and inner ear (as well as fluid). Any disorder involving your ear -- ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere's disease -- can affect either your hearing or your balance. Treatmen...

t options for ear disorders vary based on the type of disorder you have.

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