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Does giving Otogesic help with ear pain during flight travel?

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i am travelling by flight with my baby 2.5 months 6 kgs. can i give him otogesic 2 drops before takeoff and before landing so that he has no pain in his ears? is it safe?
Posted Sun, 17 Aug 2014 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Prashant Mahajan 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
won't help

Detailed Answer:
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Ear pain while air travel is because of unequal pressure on ear drum. Otogesic ear drops contain anti inflammatory medicines to decrease swelling. So it won't decrease this pain. What you need to do is feed her or keep artificial nipple in baby's mouth while take off and landing. It will help in equalizing pressure on ear drum and therefore won't cause ear pain.


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