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When can I fly after otitis media?
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Flying with OM
You should be able to fly with otitis media (om), so long as you don't have a fever or a lot of pain and pressure in your ear(s).
If an acute infection w/ pus in the ear(s), take your antibiotics and wait at least a week before getting on a plane. If you have fluid in your ear(s) take Claritin and sudafed starting 2 days before your flight and afrin (oxymetazoline) the day before and on day of your flight.

In brief: Flying with OM
You should be able to fly with otitis media (om), so long as you don't have a fever or a lot of pain and pressure in your ear(s).
If an acute infection w/ pus in the ear(s), take your antibiotics and wait at least a week before getting on a plane. If you have fluid in your ear(s) take Claritin and sudafed starting 2 days before your flight and afrin (oxymetazoline) the day before and on day of your flight.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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