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Eardrums, planes, and how they interact

I realize you folks are not my doctor or my pharmacist, but maybe someone among you has been in this situation before and knows the way out. Just over a week ago I contracted an ear infection which subsequently spread to the other ear. The infection is on the wane but not yet over, but my eustachian tubes are are still gummed up, rendering me about 90% hearing-impaired at the moment. I was put on basic antibiotics (amoxycillin) last week and as of a couple of days ago, was switched to some more heavy-duty stuff (biaxin), but I am still pretty clogged up. The tricky part: in three days I have to get on a plane. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jun 20, 2013 - 33 answers

Can I begin to treat my ear infection?

What (if any) household items are there that can help in the early stage of an outer ear infection (not just the pain, but the infection itself)? [more inside]
posted by desertface on Aug 29, 2011 - 20 answers

Look into my...ear

YANMD filter. I have had an earache for...a long time. I need a super low cost ENT type visit in the miami/fort lauderdale area. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Nov 17, 2009 - 20 answers

my pain is a special snowflake

YANMD-filter: I'm having ear pain and want to avoid going to the hospital if I can. Yucky details inside. [more inside]
posted by mustard seeds on Apr 12, 2009 - 14 answers

Do ear infections in an adult require a trip to a doctor?

Has anyone had experience with ear infections going away on their own or with home treatment? Or do they always require a trip to the doctor and some antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Nov 9, 2007 - 13 answers

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