Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of barotitis in English:
noun[mass noun] Medicine
Discomfort and inflammation in the ear caused by the changes of pressure occurring during air travel.
- Another name for barotitis media that is more popular among divers is middle ear squeeze.
- It sounds like barotitis, but is it usual for the effects of barotitis to occur two or more days after flying?
- One study found that 22% of children had a finding of barotitis after a flight, and previous ear pain and nasal congestion were associated factors.
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