Can you fly with ear infection?

Not recommended. Ear infections are inflammatory processes so flying and changing pressure in flight will most likely cause a great deal of pain. It can also cause the inflammation to worse, possibly cause the ear drum to rupture or cause further local damage. If you have questions definitely see a specialist.
Yes but wouldn't. You can fly with an ear infection but there is a significant chance that you will have severe ear pain or rupture of the ear drum on descent.

Related Questions

Please tell me if you can fly with a middle ear infection?

No. There is pus in the middle ear, the eardrum is stretched tight. Pressure changes from flying may cause excruciating pain and potential rupture. Flight attendant patient told me they don't let her (nor pilots) work when they have ear or sinus infections. I caught a sinus infection on travel once, ear pain was unbearable, almost made a grown woman cry. Read more...

Is it true that flying with an ear infection is safe?

Airplanes & ears. Flying with a middle ear infection is safe, but may be uncomfortable with changes in pressure. When the middle ear space fills with fluid the pressure increases, and there is a small risk of ear drum rupture. This is not dangerous and usually heals up on its own. Read more...

Can I fly if symptoms of an inner ear infection?

Painful. You "can" but it might be very painful with the pressure changes your ears will go thru. Normally when pressure changes, your ear adjusts to it, but if you have an ear infection this system of "adjustment" is not working. Try to postpone. If you can't, at least use specialized ear plugs for air travel (not sure how effective they will be). Good luck. Read more...

Is it safe to fly if my child has an ear infection?

No. If your child has recently been diagnosed with an ear infection there may be an increased risk of eardrum rupture with the changes in pressure that occur during flight. Read more...
Yes. It is safe, but may be uncomfortable for your child to fly with an ear infection. You may want to give pain medication such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen prior to take off. A dose of a decongestant nose spray may also help; as always check with your doctor before giving any medication. If possible, changing your itinerary will allow your child's ear to heal before travel. Read more...
Yes. Ear pain in flight is caused when air pressure stretches the ear drum. Cabin pressure pushes air out of the ear space during take off and has difficulty returning during landing.During an ear infection, mucous & pus replace the air.Cabin pressures seldom alter that fluid so kids with ear fluid or infections often do very well. Kids with fluid on one side often complain about the other. Read more...
uncomfortable. It is not unsafe, but it may be miserable, especially during the descent, as he/she will have a hard time equalizing pressure in his/her ears. Read more...

I'f you have viral inner ear infection, will flying make it worse?

Yes it can but depen (penicillamine) Yes it can but it depends if you are flying long distence or short distance you might have to take some medicine like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) etc, so you dont feel nauseous or vomiting and you better be accompanied by someone who can help you if you still feel dizzy but if you can avoid it till you are better. Read more...
Yes, likely. Ear pain on descent is often a problem for people with active ear infections. Talk to your doctor about suggestions to minimize the pain. Read more...