Take a Big Gulp
How to avoid ear pain while flying
(HealthDayNews) -- A common problem among air travelers is a sharp pain in the ears as the pressure changes during takeoff and landing.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers some advice, which includes taking a decongestant, chewing gum, and swallowing often.
It's important to take action before you feel any pain. And parents are advised to give babies a pacifier or a bottle.