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During my last trip to the LOS my girl and I took a few plane flights. After the last of four flights, my girl complained of ear aches and ended up having to go to the doctor, who gave her some ear drops. They worked, but getting the drops in her ears weren't the easiest of tasks (she didn't like them).

 

Next month we'll be taking some more flights (5 of them) and was wondering if there was a way to prevent her ears from hurting afterwards. I know there are some things you can do to keep the pain to a minimum while flying (chewing gum, swallowing, yawning), but is there any way to keep them from hurting at all? Would earplugs help?

 

We did quite a bit of swimming as well, so I'm wondering if that could have compounded the problem (although she doesn't often put her head all the way under the water.

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my ears can play up after a flight , I avoid the inflight earphones .. they are a nightmare , earplugs just aggravate, best just to sleep as much as possible.

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my ears can play up after a flight , I avoid the inflight earphones .. they are a nightmare , earplugs just aggravate, best just to sleep as much as possible.

 

She slept almost the entire time on each flight (which means I got two meals each flight 555). She'd of had to be in a comma to get more sleep than she had gotten already. :GoldenSmile1:

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Might sound silly but did you tell her to pinch her nose and blow in order to make her ears pop as you were coming down to land?

 

I had a similar experience with a TG a few years ago when we flew from Bangkok to Trat. I could not work it out at the time but then a few months later we flew to Koh Samui and I realised the problem. She had never flown before so had no idea to do something that comes naturally to the rest of us.

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Might sound silly but did you tell her to pinch her nose and blow in order to make her ears pop as you were coming down to land?

 

I had a similar experience with a TG a few years ago when we flew from Bangkok to Trat. I could not work it out at the time but then a few months later we flew to Koh Samui and I realised the problem. She had never flown before so had no idea to do something that comes naturally to the rest of us.

 

Told her to do that, and showed her how, but she didn't. Maybe she'll listen to me next time? Naaa...probably not, but worth telling her again I suppose. 555

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Earplugs will have no effect at all as the problem is caused by different pressure changes due to high/low altitude.

 

I suggest if you tell her to pinch her nose and blow, you also tell her to close her mouth as she will look very funny otherwise. Also tell her she is trying to blow through her nose not mouth. Sounds obvious but I've seen many kids follow their parents word for word.

 

First time I flew I was pissed up and woke as the wheels were about to touch the tarmac will one hell of a pain in my left ear. It soon went but the following morning I woke up deaf in that ear and it was due to a huge build up of wax overnight which the doc had to syringe out. I find chewing sweets on landing as well as trying to equalize the pressure by pinching the nose etc worked ever since.

 

I normally equalize the pressure several times on landing.

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sucking on mints works for me, on the odd occasion i sometime i get really bad ears and no amount of blowing with my nose clamped shut helps.

 

probally the most easiest way rather than trying to dictate on how to clear your ears.

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I was going to suggest you give her something to suck, you may need to show some discretion though :GoldenSmile1:

 

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Told her to do that, and showed her how, but she didn't. Maybe she'll listen to me next time? Naaa...probably not, but worth telling her again I suppose. 555

 

 

I've tried to equalise when my ears go funny on planes and it generally works, although it takes me about 5 or 6 times for my ears to pop.

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Earplanes! I wouldn't even think about flying without them (actually, I probably couldn't fly without them unless I wanted to spend the next several days being absolutely miserable with excruciating inner-ear pain).

 

Loratadine (alavert, claratin, etc) helps keep fluid from building up in the ears as well.

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I think sometimes the rate of decent can play a part in giving ear problems after the flight, for me my ears normally give that little pop or crunch back to normal very close to landing or just after when we start moving around to leave the aircraft.

 

I do remember one flight with Binham Air some years ago when on route to LOS the stopover was at Daka, Bangladesh, the decent made by the fucking idiot in the front seat was just a joke, I though my head was going to explode with the quick decompression rate, I had earache for two days after that one.

 

Just a theory of mine and may be totally wrong but a long haul flight to a not so busy airport and your straight in from 40,000 feet, where at Heathrow, Bangkok and any busy airport you join a stacking system waiting to land giving your ears time to adjust.

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You might want to have her take a Scuba diving class. They usually include some instruction on how to clear your ears. Also, check with a doctor or pharmacy on something to keep her head clear. Sudafed is one possibility. The only time I have a problem is when my head is all stopped up with a cold.

 

I agree with the OP about giving her something to suck on (best done under a blanket)!

 

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Only had bad ears twice. Once on landing in Dubai after suffering a bad cold. The pain was excruciating. I had to pinch my nose and blow as hard as I could. Don't ever want that again!

 

The second time was when I had a bad ear ache for 5 days. Not only was it my ear but I had trouble swallowing too. Every time I swallowed (Not what you are thing) I had a massive pain in my ear.

 

On the 6th day I payed a visit to Pattaya Memorial Hospital where a very nice doctor sucked the crap out of my ear. Strange feeling but it was instant relief. Why I didn't go before I do not know.

 

Turned out to be some sort of talcum powder blockage... Bloody Songkran hehe. Wash your ears out thoroughly during SongKran guys, wouldn't want you to suffer the same

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I think sometimes the rate of decent can play a part in giving ear problems after the flight, for me my ears normally give that little pop or crunch back to normal very close to landing or just after when we start moving around to leave the aircraft.

 

I do remember one flight with Binham Air some years ago when on route to LOS the stopover was at Daka, Bangladesh, the decent made by the fucking idiot in the front seat was just a joke, I though my head was going to explode with the quick decompression rate, I had earache for two days after that one.

 

Just a theory of mine and may be totally wrong but a long haul flight to a not so busy airport and your straight in from 40,000 feet, where at Heathrow, Bangkok and any busy airport you join a stackinrg system waiting to land giving your ears time to adjust.

 

You have a point for sure, but they have a maximum altitude rate of change in the cabin of 400ft per minute for passenger comfort, so regardless of the rate of descent the cabin altitudes rate of change is limited.

commercial aircraft can take 30 minutes to climb to 30000ft some fighter aircraft can clime to 30000ft in less than 2 minutes.

This is one reason fighter pilots cannot fly when they have a cold or sinus problems.

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I have a similar issue when I fly, 1 time out of 2. I may get several pain between my eyes on what seems to be a part of a bone. Also my ears pop, become clogged and they hurt, they keep being this way for a while after the plane has landed. The pains intensify as the plane lands. I remember once the pain was almost unbareable, I felt like I was going to pass out.

 

To relieve this I find that gently blowing my nose to unclog the ears helps, and yawning every 5 seconds or so during the descent as well.

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During my last trip to the LOS my girl and I took a few plane flights. After the last of four flights, my girl complained of ear aches and ended up having to go to the doctor, who gave her some ear drops. They worked, but getting the drops in her ears weren't the easiest of tasks (she didn't like them).

 

Next month we'll be taking some more flights (5 of them) and was wondering if there was a way to prevent her ears from hurting afterwards. I know there are some things you can do to keep the pain to a minimum while flying (chewing gum, swallowing, yawning), but is there any way to keep them from hurting at all? Would earplugs help?

 

We did quite a bit of swimming as well, so I'm wondering if that could have compounded the problem (although she doesn't often put her head all the way under the water.

 

 

Hard to say exactly what the problem was. My guess is a combination of things.

 

The swimming may have caused an ear infection. Regardless of her Desire to keep her head above water, the ears will still get wet. Sometimes the quality of the water and/or not cleaning them out can cause the infection. Look up "Otitis Externa" and Otitis Media".

 

Pinching the nose and blowing in order to achieve a balance between atmospheric pressures is known as the valsalva maneuver. Some people have a difficult time performing it. The difficulty can be exacerbated or made impossible by even a slight head cold. The eustachian tube in the middle ear can become clogged, not allowing for the equalization of pressure, placing pressure on the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and causing pain, or in extreme cases, rupture.

 

If her ears are quite sensitive and she has difficulty with the valsalva maneuver, have her chew gum, use a lollipop, or anything else that will cause her to swallow frequently, equalizing the pressure. In diving we call it "staying ahead of the pressure". Once the pressure builds too high, it can be more difficult to clear. Don't allow her to fly if she has a head cold or is sick. If she frequently gets ear infections after swimming, there are drops she can use preventatively.

 

The actual altitude and rate of ascent/descent of the aircraft is irrelevant. Cabin pressure in commercial aircraft is maintained at 8,000-10,000 ft, from shortly before takeoff until landing. That's why you feel your ears pop before the aircraft even gets rolling down the Runway on takeoff. If the cabin pressure were maintained at the same altitude as the aircraft, you wouldn't last 30 seconds at 40,000 ft.

 

Hope this helps.

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Be warned when you try the "block your nose and blow your ears out" your arse doesnt beat your ears to the blow out...the whole plane turned around and looked at me...feckin stank for ages

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