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Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Not necesarily

If it does, it would have anyway.
Most middle ear infections build up of mucous and pus behind the ear drum.If it ruptures, it often does the first day in aggressive infections. If stable, it actually does not allow pressure effects of altitude to do anything.

In brief: Not necesarily

If it does, it would have anyway.
Most middle ear infections build up of mucous and pus behind the ear drum.If it ruptures, it often does the first day in aggressive infections. If stable, it actually does not allow pressure effects of altitude to do anything.
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