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I have a slight "plugged" feeling in my right ear. Kind of

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I have a slight "plugged" feeling in my right ear. Kind of like having some water in it. This has been on the tail end of a cold, and has been off and on all day. I'm scheduled to for a 2 hour flight about 7 hours from now. Should I cancel, or is there something else less drastic I can do?

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You should be fine to fly.

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I suggest you take a 50 mg tablet of benadryl about an hour before boarding your flight. Also bring chewing gum with you and use it during takeoff and landing.

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