I have otitis media and I have two flights tommarow

Patient

Q: I have otitis media and I have two flights tommarow morning. Should I fly or stay home.

Symptoms:  Ear pain infection
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

Otitis media can cause increase pressure in the ear and lead to complications like rupture of the ear drum and deafness when one travels under high pressure as in aircrafts.
It is recommended that you avoid air travel until you are free of the disease completely.

Hope this helped.
Regards

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