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How do you help with air pressure pain?

What do you do to help minimize the pain in your child's ear from air pressure when flying?

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dubes

Asked by dubes at 12:57 PM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (9)
  • Chew gum.
    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 12:58 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Gum, if they're old enough. Any chewy candy or sipping on a drink will help, too.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 1:07 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • My son has not been on a plane yet, but when I was younger my mom gave us gum and had us sip on water.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:20 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • chew gum. Yawning helps me. It pops my ears.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 6:51 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • depending on the age. when they are babies having them drink milk is good. older children can chew gum or try and yawn.
    sodapple

    Answer by sodapple at 3:48 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I nurse my son. (He'll be 3 in January.) For older kids, gum or some kind of candy to suck on.
    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 5:35 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Gum or candy or nursing if they are young enough
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 7:35 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • gum or suckers
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 12:24 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • We gave our son skittles (it was over halloween weekend). They were chewy like gum and so he could chew them forever an dhe was too young for gum. It seemed to do ok. We also tried to get him to drink a lot.
    Mipsy

    Answer by Mipsy at 1:29 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

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