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Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Mary80

Thanks for your post!

Why do you need to "unplug" your ears? The answer will help us help you more. Is this something you deal with all the time - or you a swimmer? Or do you have some kind of condition that makes this happen?

In the meantime, some ways to unplug are sitting up and breathing through your nose while pinching it closed (keep your mouth closed too). Other ways are chewing gum or sucking hard on a hard candy. Others manage it by jumping up and down on the opposite leg of the blocked ear (this works for me sometimes, after swimming). Making yawning motions can also help.

Best,

~Susan

February 20, 2012 - 10:54am
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