I just got home from a vacation and usually my ears pop, but come back after it lands or it'll come back when it's about to land, and for some reason today my left ear just won't pop back, I tried licking my pinky, using a cotton swab, and took a shower when I came home, and it still won't pop back, and I'm getting a little worried about it... Has this happened to anyone else? My left ear has never been like this, so it's strange
Most Helpful Guy
This is the most likely cause. Ears don't just equalize themselves, when you're ascending and descending in diving you do ear 'exercises' to.
Since you're descending from a higher altitude (lower pressure) to a higher atmospheric pressure, you want to pressurize your ears. For pressure increase in air just plug/pinch your nose and exhale 'gently' (through your nose as if it wasn't blocked). Then swallowing (without nose pinched) is usually the easiest way to relieve the excess pressure.0
Most Helpful Girl
Here's what u can do to prevent it from happening again. Before u go on the plane again, make sure you start chewing gum before the plane takes off & don't take the gum out until after the plane lands (or whenever u like but just make sure it's after the plane lands) It sounds crazy but it works for me all the time.0