[Barotrauma in children and adults after flying. Prevalence and treatment with Otovent].

@article{Stangerup1998BarotraumaIC,
  title={[Barotrauma in children and adults after flying. Prevalence and treatment with Otovent].},
  author={S E Stangerup and O Tjernstr{\"o}m and Jonny P Harcourt and Mads Klokker and Jette Stokholm},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  year={1998},
  volume={160 12},
  pages={1794-6}
}
To prevent barotitis during descent in aviation, the ears have to be cleared several times by performing the Valsalva's manoeuvre. The manoeuvre is difficult for children to perform, and they are therefore at high risk of developing barotitis. The treatment of barotitis is either inflation by a Politzer balloon or myringotomy. An alternative treatment is autoinflation using the Otovent. This prophylaxis/treatment can be performed by the child with assistance from its parents as soon as or… CONTINUE READING