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Does anyone have a remedy to prevent earaches on airplane?

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What mostly everyone said, perhaps just chew gum, yawning. I always used to put my hands over my ears but a while later it would hurt more than it popped on the plane so don't try that.

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Ive herd that chewing gum helps

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Tried that but thank you
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Gum

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Tried that but thanks.
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well, ive really never heard of anything else,
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Chew gum or food, drink, listen to an ipod/mp3 player. If its just a slight popping here and there, then just try to yawn.

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Equalize your ears early and often - as soon as the announcement happens that the descent is started - equalize your ears... and continue to do it often, don't wait for the pain to start as then it's too late, the tube from your throat to your middle ear is already pinched off.

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You can purchase special ear plugs at the drugstore that are made to equalize your ear pressure during an airplane flight. They do work!!

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fall asleep

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2nd time flying. Will be too nervous to sleep.
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I fell asleep and my left ear was hurting like crazy when I woke up
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Chewing gum, sleeping, or I use earplugs.

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Thanks. Prob earplugs. The other 2 I tried.
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Chew some hubba Bubba bubble gum......get cotton candy its yummy

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It is yummy!!
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i wish i had some right now to chomp on
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sugarless is better for your teath and gums
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ear muffs

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If chewing gum or yawning doesn't help you can try the Valsalva maneuver. Close your mouth, pinch your nose and blow. Then swallow. This is commonly used by pilots during descent of aircraft or divers to equalize the pressure.

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gum

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chew gum

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chewing gum helps your ears pop thus preventing ear aches...yawning works to:)

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Chew gum

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Plug your nose and breathe out... It works a lot for me

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Sometimes chewing gum is not enough, especially if you are a little congested that day. Bring an empty water bottle with you though customs ( they get all agitated if you are carrying liquids, but I've never had any trouble with an empty water bottle.) Fill it up at the water fountain before you get on the plane and take frequent short sips as the plane takes off. You can ask the flight attendant for some more water during the flight for the decent.

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chew gum and keep popping your ears

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Ask a pharmacist. I took something once but forget what it was, but worked great. That was after I had a horrible ear pain experience on previous flight and nothing else worked (chewing gum, etc.)

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By the way, that dog is adorable, and try chewing on gum and try to yawn a lot.

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Take a couple of sudafeds before you board the plane this will help better than all the chewing.

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My suggestion, since it has happened to me, if gum does not work, then block your nose completely with your fingers and mouth shut, and try to blow air out. It will unblock your ears as they are the only channel where the air can come out from. Try it.

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make sure one of your 2 oz bottles allowed on the plane is alcohol...have this during take-off, then buy one before landing...alcohol relaxes the muscles

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