Decongestant pills or nasal sprays can help alleviate pressure in the eustachian tube and are also helpful in treating blocked sinuses. Simple acts, such as yawning, chewing gum or swallowing, can also help to unblock the eustachian tubes, according to MedicineNet.Continue Reading
The act of swallowing triggers muscles in the back of the throat to open the eustachian tube. Any activity that promotes swallowing, such as chewing gum, eating or drinking, will help, according to MedicineNet. If the ears still feel blocked despite attempting swallowing activities, the eustachian tubes can be forcibly opened by the act of blowing while keeping the nose pinched and mouth closed, suggests WebMD. In severe cases, pressure equalization tubes can be surgically inserted into the eardrum to regulate middle ear pressure.
Nasal decongestants and irrigation can help unblock nasal passages by loosening mucus, according to Harvard Women's Health Watch. Medications, such as guaifenesin and fluticasone, work to thin mucus and relieve inflammation in the sinus cavity. Inhaling steam or flushing the nasal cavity with water is a simple way to keep nasal passages clear. A nasal saline spray can be used throughout the day to keep nasal passages moist. It is also important to drink plenty of water to keep mucus thin and loose.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases
Sinus pressure develops when the sinuses become inflamed, mucus is unable to drain normally, and the sinus passages narrow due to the increase in mucus. Often this increased pressure leads to sinus headaches, according to MedicineNet.com.Full Answer >
A test tube rack is a wooden or plastic holder of test tubes in a laboratory. It has several small holes, each of which holds one test tube in an upright position. Test tube racks help keep a lab organized. They come in a variety of sizes.Full Answer >
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To use concrete forming tubes, dig a hole 6 inches deeper than the total length of the footing, fill these 6 inches with concrete-rated gravel, cut the tube to length, and lower it into the hole. Center and level the concrete forming tube using a mason's level, and then back-fill around its sides to secure it in place. Finally, fill the forming tube with concrete, and allow it to cure.Full Answer >