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Ears and Altitude

Summer ENT Tip:
Ears and Altitude – If you are traveling by plane for a family vacation, your child may experience some discomfort from the changing air pressure during the flight. Tell children in advance about this common problem and ask as you take off and land if their ears are bothering them. If they are, have them swallow several times, drink some water, or chew on a piece of sugarless gum to “pop” their ears. Very young children who cannot talk yet can be fed a bottle, as swallowing will help relieve pressure in the ears.

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