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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Decongestant: Try a nasal decongestant spray, preferably one with active ingredient oxymetazolilne (Afrin® is a common brand in some countries). Take along an NSAID ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Barotrauma: Barotrauma from eustachian tube dysfunction from cold and changes in air pressure when flying. A few tips: chew gum, inhale, and then gently exhale wh ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cold or allergy?: Planes are great places to catch colds. If someone coughs, the viral particles can infect people 10 rows away. But the symptoms probably won't start ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Don't fly yet: Should not fly with rhinitis. Internal tissue does not allow pressure equalization.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Possible: She could have caught the cold from a passenger on the same plane. Transmission of viral respiratory infection in an enclosed space is not uncommon. W ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: They can be a bit more fussy than usual, but i don't think this is significant for most.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If your child is old enough to tell you if anything hurts and he does not have a fever with a mild illness there really should be no problem with flyi ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Vitamin/sleep/food: There are many causes that people get recurrent infections. Check with your doctor to make sure you do not have diabetes or another condition that can ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terri Parks-cannon
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Flying with cold: Use ear plugs Afrin Nasal Spray -use before take off And always swallow often during take off
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Bring along: some nasal spray and use it before take off and when plane begins it's descent. This will avoid the pressure building up in your sinuses as the pressu ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Plan: Yes. You can take this medication together before flight. But not on empty stomach and around 20-30 min apart.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
Abreva: Cold sores often last 1 to 2 weeks. Unfortunately there is no way to get rid of them overnight. Other the counter cream abreva can heal a cold sore ... Read More
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