? To make sure that the driver of a vehicle has not taken any of the above ? Not to consume alcohol while taking any medication ? To take it before travelling for it to be effective: vomiting will negate any possible positive effects
To avoid or reduce sharp ear pain while flying (due to the cabin pressure) you should breathe through your nose while at the same time blocking your nostrils in order to unblock the Eustachian tube. If suffering from a cold or a blocked nose, try to get hold of, or ask an air steward/stewardess for a nose spray which should be taken before take-off and just before landing. During long-haul flights, stretch your legs by walking up and down the cabin a few times, make pedal movements with your feet and tense your thigh muscles without moving your legs; these exercises are particularly recommended for those suffering from arthritis and back trouble. Anyone who, at take-off, landing or turbulence, suffers from anxiety is advised to bring this to the attention of a member of staff trained in this type of situation.