What should I do if I have tinnitus or earache on a plane?
During the summer vacation, everyone will choose to take a vacation on a plane. I don’t know what to do with tinnitus and earache when flying. Hearing is a good way to prepare common tips for everyone today, I hope to be useful to everyone.
When you have tinnitus on the plane, what should you do if you talk, talk, swallow, or chew gum?
Hearing tells you that the “Eustachian tube” is the key.
The human ear is composed of three parts (the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear). The middle ear looks like a small room with two structures, the tympanic membrane and the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube connects the middle ear and the pharynx and is the only tube that communicates with the outside world. Its important function is to maintain the balance between the inner and outer pressures of the middle ear and the outside world.
When we talk without speaking, without swallowing, the Eustachian tube is closed; otherwise, the Eustachian tube is opened. The eustachian tube can be opened by talking, swallowing, chewing, etc., so that the atmosphere in the middle ear is leaked through the eustachian tube, gradually making the atmospheric pressure inside and outside the middle ear consistent, and the tympanic membrane is restored to a relaxed state.
Of course, in general, we can open the eustachian tube by talking, talking, swallowing, etc., so that the internal and external pressure is balanced. However, when a cold, a stuffy nose or other people with dysfunction of the eustachian tube itself, the eustachian tube cannot be opened by the above actions, and the tympanic membrane is always in a convex and invaginated state. Therefore, the ear is swelled, the pain is aggravated, and even the tympanic membrane is broken.
Q: What should I do if I have used the above method or not?
A: The earache can be well relieved by blocking the ear with earplugs or fingers.
Principle: The earplugs or fingers that plug into the external auditory canal (that is, the tube that usually licks the ear) can isolate the outside from the tympanic membrane and slow down the change in air pressure.
When talking, drinking water, chewing “gum,” and so on, we can open the Eustachian tube by pinching the nose or swallowing the nose.
If the above two points have been tried, it is still useless. Hearing suggests that you use earplugs. Tips: If there is a problem with the function of the eustachian tube, please go to the hospital for examination and treatment in time to prevent a larger ear disease. I wish you all a happy weekend~
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