it's been 4 days and I have not been able to open up my "clogged" ear. It became clogged on the decent, and just was not able to equalize the pressure at all. i've been taking antibiotics, sudafed, affrin, ibproferen, netti pot thing, and trying the valsalva a few times a day, but nothings working! usually my OTHER ear responds to the valsalva maneuver and then hurts, while the other stays clogged. the pain was incredible on the decent, and obviously can't fly until its fixed, but i've never had this issue for so long!
any tips someone else might have to help fix this problem? it's becoming real annoying.
I had the same thing a few weeks ago, I think damage was done since since I still can't hear right out of that ear. I went down to the clinic, they pulled me off the trip. They gave me a steroid injection, suddafed, antibiotics and wouldn't let me fly home until they signed off on it. I was stuck in IAH for 3 days...stay away from the airplane until you are good to go!
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I get sinus inflammation that causes this in my left ear from time to time. Doc gives me a steroid injection and dex pac and this reduces the problem in a day or two. Veramyst nasal steroid spray helps keep it away and is FAA approved. Sounds like a little allergy issue.
Last edited by ddornacker; 04-10-2011 at 04:13 PM.