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Blocked ears and flying

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7441.708 (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:708

Question

What options are available to relieve ear blockage due to flight descents, apart from chewing gum, taking Sudafed tablets if you have a cold, or yawning?

Parthasarathy Ramesh, consultant physician

Solihull Hospital, Solihull

http://bmj.com/cgi/qa-display/short/bmj_el;42930

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