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Discussion in 'General' started by Dorothy, May 9, 2009.

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    My daughter Diane has the worst time when she flys because on take off and then espeically when descending to land. her ears just ache to the point of her almost being in tears. I know that chewing gum, yawning, etc. just don't work for her.

    Does anyone know of anything that she can do to use for our upcoming trip to Disney??
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    she could try anti inflamatory medicine....
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    I would like to know as well - I suffered really badly on our last flight - never had it before - I was literally crying with pain on the descent, felt like my ears were going to burst, it is very, very painful.

    I had heard of ear-planes and I was going to give them a try.


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    I love ear planes and they work great! The key is to put them in while the plane is still loading. I use them every time I fly! A life saver.
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    An antiinflammatory doesn't work for her, but those ear plugs look like they are just what she needs :thumbsup:
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    i suffer with this too and it hurts like hell have to pinch me nose and blow so i can get my hearing back, sometimes im totally deaf when i get it
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    Might have to give those a go too!

    I'm going to be a real catch on the flight with my surgical stockings on too!
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    mmmmmmm can just see that now :wink: :lol:
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    Better to be safe than sorry with my record!:lol:
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    I wear them as well - we will be a right pair :laugh:
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    oh gosh, i feel for her - i only suffered with it really badly once and i was crying with the pain...luckily i never had it quite so bad since. It must be so awful to know youre going to get it every time.
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    I read that taking decongestant tablets works. 1 the day before flying, 1 on the day and 1 the day after.
    I'm going to try that this time as I often have trouble too.
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    Holding your nose closing your mouth and blowing helps as well - called the vals- salva manouver - it blows air up the wustacean tubes and into the middle ear.

    Or of course driving there
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    DB, good for you and LisaW! Health before fashion. :) Both of you can become complete fashionistas again when you arrive in Orlando! :thumbsup:

    Hope the earplanes work for everyone! :)

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