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I have serious ear congestion right now and am taking an international flight tomorrow. Is it safe to fly, and is there an prescription a doctor could prescribe?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Decongestant
An otc decongestant like sudafed should help open eustachian tubes to provide relief; the mechanical action of chewing gum also helps.
Caution with decongestants if you have high blood pressure, as they can increase it.

In brief: Decongestant
An otc decongestant like sudafed should help open eustachian tubes to provide relief; the mechanical action of chewing gum also helps.
Caution with decongestants if you have high blood pressure, as they can increase it.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: See ENT
"serious ear congestion" can make flying in pleasant.
You ENT should have a flight regimen that includes otc and prescriptions that can be helpful.

In brief: See ENT
"serious ear congestion" can make flying in pleasant.
You ENT should have a flight regimen that includes otc and prescriptions that can be helpful.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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