A. At least twice a day, morning and evening, and preferably also once in the middle of the day if this is practically feasible.
A. They should be kept in the original packaging at room temperature and protected from the light.
A. See packaging for expiration date.
A. One probable reason is that the nasal applicator is aimed at the central dividing wall of the nose (septum) or that the patients has forgotten to block the other nostril and/or close his/her mouth.
A. No. According to the current documentation, toy balloons have no effect.
A. Even if some clinical studies have included children from the age of three and upwards, it is possible that it may be too difficult for such a small children to inflate a balloon. It is, however, worth having a try. If the child is unable to do it, a parent can inflate the balloon and put it against one of the child's notrils. Allow the air to enter the child's nostril and, at the same time, get the child to swallow. This method may work on children aged 3 and up.
A. The balloon should be inflated when the pilot begins his descent before landing. This is when the partial vacuum in the middle ear may be created.
A. You should inflate the balloon the moment the pain begins or when your hearing deteriorates. In normal circumstances, it may need to be inflated several times. There is no upper limit to the number of inflations.
A. Nose drops have no real effect when it comes to opening the Eustachian tube. They may, however, be effective if you have a cold and want to clear your nose, thereby making it easier to perform the Otovent® method.
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