Some home remedies to relieve inner ear pressure include yawning, chewing gum or sucking on hard candy, gently exhaling while pinching the nostrils, or taking decongestants, states Healthline. Warm, moist compresses or steam from a bath or shower are also effective.
Altitude changes, ear infections and clogged sinus passages can lead to Eustachian tube blockage which causes barotrauma, or inner ear pressure. Most cases resolve without medical treatment. However, chronic barotrauma or barotrauma accompanied by fever or pain and swelling lasting more than a week in the head, ear or face may require prescription antibiotics or steroids, according to WebMD. In the most chronic cases, a doctor may recommend ear tubes.