It is a common phenomenon to feel uncomfortable in the ears when an airplane takes off or descends. Although it is generally uncomfortable, some people’s Eustachian tube does not feel very painful through better self-regulation.The Eustachian tube can let air flow into or out of the middle ear according to whether the middle ear pressure is higher or lower than the ambient pressure, but the prerequisite is that the Eustachian tube cannot be blocked!And some people do not self-regulate well for various reasons.
④ Patients with colds.The mucous membrane of the Eustachian tube can become swollen, obstructing air circulation.
The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear cavity and the nasopharynx. When the Eustachian tube is opened, air will enter through the Eustachian tube to balance the air pressure inside and outside the eardrum.Therefore, we can relieve the symptoms of earache by swallowing saliva, yawning, or chewing to open the Eustachian tube.Most people can alleviate ear discomfort through self-regulation when flying on an airplane.
In fact, airplanes have a cabin pressure system. Although the flight altitude is about 1 meters, the cabin will be pressurized. When flying at high altitudes, the cabin pressure is about 2000 meters above sea level, so most people will not have a long time. Don’t worry too much about the discomfort.