Prevent popping ears with this tip while flying
You should try the Valsalva manuever, where you close your mouth and pinch your nose shut and exhale forcibly through your nostrils. You’ll hear a “popping” sound and the pressure should be equalized in your ears.
Ear pain also happens while sitting in a car which come down from a steep mountain quickly with the window rolled up. Leave a crack in the window when descending or climbing a steep mountain will help.
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