U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
NY
A 70-year-old female asked:

my grandson has a cholesteatoma but has not yet had surgery. he is scheduled to fly on an airplane before the surgery, is this advisable?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Should be fine: The defect is attached to the inside of the ear drum and should not interfere with the normal functioning of the ear or eustachian tube during a flight.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Mar 26, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.