Had Airplane Ear for 5 days. Anything serious?
May 30, 2010 7:26 PM Subscribe
I have had airplane ear for five days, and have tried everything. Any final suggestions?
posted by torpark to health & fitness (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was in a descent on an airplane and my ears were painfully popping, especially my left. I put my finger in my ear to try to stop it but it didn't work. I tried valsalva meneuver and nose blowing technique. Since the plane the left one stayed stopped up in a sense like having water in your ear while swimming. I have tried hot water, vinegar, peroxide, decongestants, etc.
In order to rule out infection I started dosing myself with amoxicillin for the last two days. No difference.
So it doesn't seem to be perforated, an infection, or generally anything i can detect in my ear. I am thinking I am going to see a doctor, but I'm wondering what else it could be other than wax stuck on the drum? Anything significantly dangerous or permanent?