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Is it safe to take a flight with an earache?

No, it is not recommended to travel by airplane if you have an ear infection or earache. The pressure changes occurring during the take-off and landing of the aircraft may intensify the pain in your ears, and in some conditions, may even cause the rupture of the eardrum.

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