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Can an infant travel in flight after recovering from ear infection?

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? my daughter who is 6 months old had an ear infection which has cleared up and her week of amoxycillin antibiotic finishes tomorrow, i am looking to go on a one hour flight with her on thursday, im wondering is it ok for her to fly
Mon, 19 Apr 2021
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Hi,

It is all better to avoid flight if child is suffering from ear infection as due to ascent or descent of flight, the eustachian tube may not function properly. So infection can go tonsil or nose. But if you have already planned for flight then give pediatric Nasoclear nose drop 3drops thrice daily for next 2 week and before flight. It will clear the allergic mucin and will help in proper functioning of the eustachian tube and will help in settling the ear infections.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rajat Basak, ENT Specialist
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Can an infant travel in flight after recovering from ear infection?

Hi, It is all better to avoid flight if child is suffering from ear infection as due to ascent or descent of flight, the eustachian tube may not function properly. So infection can go tonsil or nose. But if you have already planned for flight then give pediatric Nasoclear nose drop 3drops thrice daily for next 2 week and before flight. It will clear the allergic mucin and will help in proper functioning of the eustachian tube and will help in settling the ear infections. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Rajat Basak, ENT Specialist