I have an outer ear infection and have to catch 3 flights tomorrow. What can I do to minimize pain during the flight??? : (

Outer vs Middle. Outer ear infections (swimmers ear, external otitist) are not affected by changes in air pressure. Middle ear problems (otitis media - fluid behind eardrum) IS affected by air pressure changes. If outer ear and having pain, risky to take trip. If inner ear - risky to take trip. You can to things like decongestants, antibiotics. Still risky. Good luck!!!!