View Full Version : Earache - Leaving on Thursday...

09-16-2008, 11:09 PM
So I know it's usually the kids, but I have been the one under the weather. I was at the Dr's today do to abdominal pain... One sonogram and xray later, I was cleared to go... But I forgot to tell him my ear hurt. It feels like there is fluid, but not too sure... Would you go back to the Dr's and ask to look at your ear or is it too late to start something...

Does anyone have any suggestions... I did the neti pot tonight and took an alavert.

thanks for any suggestions you may have, Diane

09-17-2008, 02:13 AM
Definitely go back to Dr. about your ear. If you do have something you can at least start antibiotics and not have to worry about it escalating while on vacation.

Also, air travel with ear pain can be dangerous.

I know you didn't plan for this in your schedule but if you have to go to the ER while in FL then find a pharmacy it will take more time, more money and it will put a dent in your fun.

09-17-2008, 04:32 AM
Look at the pharmacy's to see if there is a product that helps ears on flights.

Do you Have WalGreen stores?

See the red titles



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09-17-2008, 05:53 AM
I think your flying right? Cheektowaga is in Upstate NY right?

I would definitely go back to the doctor and get an antibiotic if you have ear pain (and it turns out to be an infection). Getting on a plane with any fluid in your middle ear will just be excutiating....I had a sinus infection when I was pregnant and flew to the Bahamas...lots of pressure a little bit of pain on the plane..But I tell you..that night..I thought my head was going to explode..I had the worse sinus headache I have ever experience. woke up screaming.

Please go back...

09-17-2008, 10:08 AM
our last trip, the day before we left the smallish one woke up saying her ear hurt. One dr trip later, he said he normally wouldn't even give antibiotics for such a slight ear infection, but bc we were leaving on vaca, he gave her a 10 day dose. This is the kid who has had double ear infections before and never made a peep. Someone was watching over us that day, I tell ya.
Just make sure you really let the security agents know, bc I said to the first one in line "oh, there's antibiotics in there" and he was all preoccupied and says "mmhmm..." until the bag went through and alarms went off everyone freaked out for a moment....