March 27, 2004 4:10 PM Subscribe
What's a surefire way to pop one's ear following a flight on an airplane (or anytime else)?
posted by werty to Travel & Transportation (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I flew home yesterday with a bad cold. It's been nearly 24 hours and I still haven't popped my left ear. Understandable, since I'm sick, but maddening. I feel the fluid and I can't hear well.
On the plane and since I tried everything I know: chewing, swallowing, yawning, moving my jaw around, holding my nose and blowing hard, and opening and closing the windows in the car to change the air pressure. I even took an elevator to the 29th floor and back, but no luck.
What else can I do, besides wait it out?