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I have been sick all week. Sore throat, intense sinus/head congestion. Fever is gone but congestion isn't. Is it ok for me to fly tomorrow?

Upper respiratory . Infections are usually viral and resolve on their own. You should be able to fly , you can try taking a decongestant and some tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen prior to your flight to relieve some of the discomfort. Keep well hydrated. Have a safe trip! Read more...
Not really. If you have persistent nasal congestion, this could block your eustachian tube, and cause pain or even rupture of ear drum when cabin pressure changes. This is because blockage prevents equalization of air pressure between the two sides of eardrum. You will be taking a big chance if you fly while you have congestion. Read more...
May be. Facial pain while flying with nasal congestion can happen. I suggest you take decongestant spray or pill prior to take off. Read more...

Started w/a sore throat, then 1 side of my head stopped up. Nasty productive cough, now congestion has moved to other side of head. No energy & sore...?

URI. The symptoms you describe are typical for a viral upper respiratory infection. You will feel miserable for the next 3 to 5 days and then will start to clear up. Treatment is really symptomatic and i recommend using afrin nasal spray for severe congestion, Ibuprofen if you feel achy and ipratropium nasal spray if you are really drippy. If not getting better after 7 to 10 days see your doctor. Read more...