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Will flying make my child's cold worse?

Flying can intensify the symptoms of your child’s cold. The altitude and pressure of the cabin can also cause ear pain or irritate an existing ear infection. If you are flying with your child and he has a cold, there are things you can do to prevent his symptoms from becoming worse and causing him discomfort.

Have your child eat a snack during take-off and landing. The motion of chewing and swallowing will cause the inner ear to open and adjust to the pressure changes.

If your child is still on the bottle, simply have them drink their bottle during take-off and landing. Again, the swallowing motion will help the inner ear open and adjust to the pressure changes.

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