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Can a child with mastoiditis fly for three hours?

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can an eight year old fly for three hours home with mastoiditis

Posted Sat, 8 Sep 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 5 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
If the child is taking adequate antibiotics for last more than 48 hours and symptomatically there is not much ear pain then the infection is likely to be controlled enough for a flight.
The pressure changes during the flight are not likely to damage the ear drums.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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