October 2, 2005

Prescription Needed?

If you travel much The Earpopper looks like something you'd want in your travel kit. As Healthy Concerns notes:

I fell asleep and neglected to wake up for the descent and go through the usual machinations to "pop" my ears. Immediately upon waking up as we landed I knew something felt a bit off.
had I been awake, and had I had the necessary prescription the EarPopper would have saved me all the trouble!
And, there is the rub: If she had the necessary prescription. But, why should she have to go through the trouble and cost of getting a prescription for an Earpopper?

Via Grand Rounds #53 at Family Medicine Notes.

Update 10/3: corrected two words.

Posted by Steve on October 2, 2005

Exactly! I suppose once you have one, you're set, but what a waste of time and money to have to make a doctor's visit before a plane trip to get a prescription so you can go to a drugstore and buy one of these.

I wonder if there is any negative side effect from over-use? The articles don't say.

PS-I'm a she :)

Posted by Elisa Camahort at October 3, 2005 7:29 AM
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