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Can you fly with ear infection?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Yes but wouldn't: You can fly with an ear infection but there is a significant chance that you will have severe ear pain or rupture of the ear drum on descent.
Dr. Scott Rickert
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Not recommended: Ear infections are inflammatory processes so flying and changing pressure in flight will most likely cause a great deal of pain. It can also cause the inflammation to worse, possibly cause the ear drum to rupture or cause further local damage. If you have questions definitely see a specialist.

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