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Doctor insights on: Can You Fly With Tubes In Your Ears

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Can you fly and swim with tubes in your ears?

Can you fly and swim with tubes in your ears?

Yes: Ear tubes allow your middle ear to ventillate. You can fly without any problems. Swimming with ear tubes should be discussed with your ENT surgeon. Some recommend using ear plugs and others don't. Most caution against deep diving when ear tubes are in place to avoid getting pool water into the middle ear. ...Read more

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Can saline nasal spray make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?. Do you spray it towards your ears like you do for The Eustachian tube?

Can saline nasal spray make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?.  Do you spray it towards your ears like you do for The Eustachian tube?

No, and yes: Saline nasal spray would help in Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, and yes you spray it inside your nose pointing towards your ears to irrigate the whole nasal cavity and reach the throat where the Eustachian tube opening is located ...Read more

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Is it safe for an adult to fly with an ear infection and blocked eustation tube?

Is it safe for an adult to fly with an ear infection and blocked eustation tube?

Possibly: You could experience a significant amount of pain with this. Sudafed will help. I have never seen anyone who ruptured an eardrum from this so you may want to take a few sudafed and chance it. ...Read more

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How does flying affect your ear health? Can flying permanently affect your ears?

How does flying affect your ear health? Can flying permanently affect your ears?

Rarely: Most commercial airplanes are able to maintain acceptable cabin pressures so permanent injury is rare unless flying with an upper respiratory infection or active ear infection. If you have no active ear problems and are able to clear your ears you should have no issue with flying. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have tube ears?

What does it mean to have tube ears?

Ear tubes: In certain diseases of the middle ear, tube is placed in the ear drum to ventilate the middle ear. ...Read more

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Can ear pits be removed and tubes placed same time?

I'm not: An ENT but more than likely they would rather do one operation putting the child through anesthesia once. ...Read more

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Why would a child need a permanent tube placed in ears?

Why would a child need a permanent tube placed in ears?

Long term problem: If the child has shown that his/her middle ear fluid (eustachian tube dysfunction) will not resolve after they have already had 2 or more sets of regular tubes then they may be a candidate for permanent tubes. This is especially true if other treatments have been tried such as medications for allergies. Presumably the child has severe eustachian tube dysfunction due to his anatomy. ...Read more