Drink plenty of water (to facilitate swallowing
and to thin mucus).
 Chew gum or suck on hard candy.
 Yawn frequently.
Use a decongestant before takeoff and descent.
Stay awake during takeoffs and landings
to clear ears.
 Wear pressure-regulating earplugs.
 Close mouth, hold nostrils shut, blow out
through nose.
Avoid flying if you have a cold.
Feed your baby during the flight and do not
allow him/her to sleep during descent.