Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 09:54 AM
Posts: n/a
Default HELP - Bad ear infection & scheduled to fly in 48 hours!

Hi everyone. I can't belive this. This saturday we are flying to Orlando for our Disney Wonder cruise that leavs sunday. I went to the doctor's this morning & I have a wicked ear infection in my left ear. The funny thing is is that last Tuesday I had a very bad ear infection in my right ear, so he put me on the antibiotic Zithromax, which I stopped taking a few days ago. Now, 1 week later it's my other ear! (I have not had ear infections since I was a kid)
My doctor gave me a new 10 day antiobiotic (Ceftin), he said I should be able to go on my vacation. (And he said I can drink alcohol on this antiobiotic if I want.). But just to be on the safe side he made an appointment with an ear nose & throat specialist at 4:00 today. He said not to start my new antiobiotic until I see this ear specialist, since he may advise something different.
My ear is so painfully clogged right now, I know you can't fly with a bad ear infection right? I have vacation insurance but I don't want to miss my cruise. Today is Thursday & my flight is at Saturday at 3:00.
Do you think i'll be able to go on my vacation? Please say a prayer i'll be better by then
~ Marina

6/03 - Celebrity Horizon ~ Bermuda
7/03 - Carnival Paradise ~ West. Carrib.
7/04 - Disney Wonder ~ Bahamas
7/04 - RCCL Explorer of the Seas ~ West. Carrib.
8/04 - NCL Pride of Aloha ~ Hawaii
2/05 - Golden Princess ~ Southern. Carrib.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 10:22 AM
Dorothy's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 4,240
Default Re: HELP - Bad ear infection & scheduled to fly in 48 ho

Hope you doctor clears you to go, although I would think a flight might be painful. Perhaps there is something he or she can give you to help with the pressurized cabinof the plan. Good luck!



CarnivalSensation February 2015
Carnival Dream November 2015

Carnival Fascination April 2014
Carnival Elation March 2011
Carnival Imagination Sept 2007
Carnival Sensation Dec 2006
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 2006
Carnival Miracle Sept 2005
Carnival Glory Sept 2004
Carnival Fantasy Jan 2004
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 02:49 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: HELP - Bad ear infection & scheduled to fly in 48 ho

where do you live ? can you take a train ?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 06:37 PM
Lisa's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Posts: 9,745
Send a message via AIM to Lisa Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa
Default Re: HELP - Bad ear infection & scheduled to fly in 48 ho

I have flown with a head cold and my ears got so plugged up (even with constant dosing of decongestants) that it took about 24 hours for them to clear. Follow your doctors advice!

Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
Reply With Quote


48, bad, cruise, cruises, ear, fly, hours, infection, infections, zithromax

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When did first fly, & where did you go? Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 32 July 10th, 2007 10:12 PM
Juneau excursion: fly-out-fly fishing & Capt Larry whale TexasCruisinMom Alaska 5 October 10th, 2004 09:07 AM
Update on ear infection / flight Marina Ask CruiseMates Staff 6 July 3rd, 2004 01:55 AM
Grining from Ear to Ear Tweety Chit - Chat for Cruisers 15 April 15th, 2003 02:48 PM
Fly & Sail Grand Princess 11/11/01 Colin & Michael Gay / Lesbian Cruising 1 October 28th, 2001 08:29 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:35 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1