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Ear Pressure

How to feel better when you fly

(HealthDayNews) --Do you have ear problems when you fly? According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, you should yawn and swallow often enough to keep pace with the plane's ascent and descent.

If your ears still get blocked, here's what you can do:

  • Step 1: Pinch your nostrils shut.
  • Step 2: Take a mouthful of air.
  • Step 3: Using your cheek and throat muscles, force the air into the back of your nose as if you were trying to blow your thumb and fingers off your nostrils.

When you hear a loud pop in your ears, you've done it. You may have to repeat this a few times during descent.

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