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I have otitis media and I have two flights tommarow

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

 

 

Symptoms: Ear pain infection

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.Otitis media can cause increase pressure in the ear and lead to complications like ru pture 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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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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