Get On A Plane With An Otitis Media Sufferer?
now I am in the treatment period of my left ear, can or not in this treatment period I get on a plane? Atw can not only use earplugs so I can get on a plane? Atw until when (after treatment / declared cured) can I get on a plane?
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Otitis externa (OE) refers to inflammation that occurs in the external ear, from the earlobe, to the outer ear canal which is bordered by the eardrum. This condition can make the sufferer experience pain, swelling, redness, until excessive ear secretions come out. Not only that, OE can also make hearing impaired and appear tinnitus, fever, and even chills which makes the sufferer very uncomfortable. The cause of OE is usually due to excessive ear scraping habits. Ear infections due to moist ear conditions, to allergies or irritation of certain substances can also trigger OE. Handling of OE can be done in various ways. Frequently, mild conditions will improve simply by ear irrigation and administration of several drugs, such as anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, anti-pain, and so on.
There is no absolute prohibition on OE sufferers from traveling by plane. It's just that, if your OE has not healed completely, of course the high pressure caused by changes in altitude when you board the plane can be very uncomfortable and complaints from OE can appear more and more. In extreme cases even the eardrum can tear from it.
Therefore, if it is true that you are currently in a period of treatment, it is better to postpone traveling by air until your OE is completely healed and no more disturbing complaints that you feel. Or, if this delay is not possible, before deciding to go by plane, you should first check with your doctor or ENT specialist doctor for further evaluation whether it is safe or not for you to travel with your current condition.
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