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Diagnosed with perforated eardrum without infection. Can I prevent ear infection on daily rinsing with diluted disinfectant?

Hi I have just been told i have a perforated eardrum with NO infection but need to see a ENT Specialist . I have an appointment on the 7th November but I am due to fly to Tunisia on October 28th for 1 week. My common sense tells me to keep my ear dry and where ear plugs if I am by a pool etc. Will flying make my eardrum any worse? Can I prevent ear infection if I rinse my ears in VERY VERY diluted disinfectant say once a day? many thanks Kelly
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Hi, Hi, keeping ears dry if there is a perforation is good and your common sense is sensible. Please do not use any disinfectant in ear. Flying usually does not make any difference but in case you are having any acute infection in ear nose or throat during that time, please use nasal decongestant drops half an hour before take off and repeat after 6 hours if it is a long fight and also before landing. regards
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