By: Joe Graedon August 10, 2015 3 Comments
    A Whiff of Eucalyptus for Ear Pain When Flying

    So many people dread flying because descending makes their ears hurt terribly. This is especially true for small children (and probably explains why they often start crying or screaming on the descent…

    By: Joe Graedon July 13, 2015 8 Comments
    How to Handle Ear Pain During Flights

    At vacation time, we often hear from people who find flying challenging because of severe ear pain during flights. This can turn a European trip or even a visit to relatives across the country into …

    By: Joe Graedon June 15, 2015 5 Comments
    Tympanostomy Tubes Eased Adult Flyer’s Ear…

    Many people find flying painful. In addition to the anxiety that some experience, others find that the change in air pressure as the airplane descends causes agony to one or both ears. This reader rep…

    By: Terry Graedon March 4, 2013 10 Comments
    Easing Airplane Ear Pain with EarPlanes

    Q. I read a recent column about excruciating ear pain while flying. I had this problem for years, until someone told me about EarPlanes. These are small, soft silicone filters that are inserted an hou…

    By: Joe Graedon December 24, 2012 13 Comments
    Ear Pain on an Airplane

    Q. I suffer terribly from ear pain when flying. I take the decongestant pseudoephedrine, chew gum and blow my nose but none of these strategies is working any more to relieve the pressure. Do you have…

    By: Joe Graedon August 18, 2011 78 Comments
    Airplane Descent Causes Excruciating Ear Pain

    Q. My son is unwilling to fly because whenever the plane starts coming down for a landing his ears hurt. We are planning a family trip to visit grandparents but he doesn't want to go. I hate to have h…

    By: Terry Graedon June 4, 2006 0 Comments
    Airplane Ears Make Flying Painful

    Millions of people dread flying. It's not really the long security lines, the puny snacks or the lack of leg room. It's not even the frequent delays or the lost luggage. For a lot of fliers the proble…