HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) not effective for ear pain in children during air travel

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- An over-the-counter remedy used by adults to reduce travel-associated ear pain doesn't work in children according to a study by a Mayo Clinic pediatrician.

Previous studies have shown that pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (trade name Sudafed) decreases the risk of earache in adults with recurrent air travel-associated ear pain. But, when researchers tried the drug with 50 children over a two-year period, it was not found to be effective compared to a placebo in decreasing ear pain either during ascent or descent. It did increase drowsiness in children at takeoff.

Philip R. Fischer, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says that offering food or drink can help relieve the pressure a child feels during the ascent or descent of the aircraft. "Swallowing can sometimes help open the eustachian tubes to equalize the pressure and clear the earache," he says. The study was published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.


'"/>

Contact: Mike O'Hara
e-mailnewsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-9522 (days)
Mayo Clinic
3-Sep-1999


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
2. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
3. Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
4. Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
5. Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives
6. New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS
7. Government wasting your taxpayer money on ineffective drug cure
8. Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
9. European folic acid policies are not effective enough
10. How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
11. Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication is effective in the treatment of panic disorder

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2020)... ... February 13, 2020 , ... ... Palms Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ announced today his re-election as the President ... Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA). , As President of the State Board, ...
(Date:2/13/2020)... ... February 13, 2020 , ... ... consecutive year, his budget proposes substantial, damaging cuts to foreign affairs, global health, ... to development and diplomacy, slashes USAID global health programs by $3.1B, and significantly ...
(Date:2/11/2020)... ... 11, 2020 , ... There are many reasons why Care to Care is ... truly raises us above our competitors is our true Peer to Peer process. At ... years of clinical experience. We understand that it is impossible to create criteria to ...
(Date:2/11/2020)... ... , ... The wait is finally over. The first wild card for the 2020 Tour de ... associating professional sports to a truly special project. , The group was originally formed with ... with diabetes. They decided to take on the ambitious mission to show that diabetes does ...
(Date:2/11/2020)... ... February 11, 2020 , ... This ... Second Edition: From Sourcing to Butchery, Mindful Meat Eating for the Modern Omnivore ... New Society Publishers, this new version brings discussions of responsible meat production, consumption, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/14/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Group Health Dental , located at 230 W 41st ... range of dental services under one roof. The midtown practice has recently earned the ... Doctors . Find Local Doctors is a trusted online directory that recognizes physicians and ...
(Date:2/13/2020)... ... ... A January 23 article on MSN reports on how ... multifaceted approach. Southern California based weight loss clinic West Medical says that, while such ... diet, cutting food intake significantly over a long period is far easier said than ...
(Date:2/13/2020)... ... February 13, 2020 , ... The global market for clinical ... the estimated value of $93.9 billion in 2010, according to a new report from ... , “Growth in this market is driven by an aging population and a growing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: