Altitude ear pressure
When I fly, or even when we're just driving over a mountain, pressure builds up in my ears so badly that it feels like my head is going to explode. I've tried chewing gum, that does absolutely nothing. The only thing that helps is to hold my nose closed and blow. It makes my ears pop, but it's very painful to me. Is there anything that can be taken that will help with this problem? Either over the counter medication or by prescription? Or, does anyone have a tried and true home remedy I can try. This makes traveling miserable for me.