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If I get on a plane on Friday will my head EXPLODE?

(12 Posts)
KerryMum Tue 12-Aug-08 14:15:51

Cause I am bunged up with flu. Ears completely blocked and can barely hear. ds1 and I both have diahhrea. the heat is diabolical....

S1ur Tue 12-Aug-08 14:19:08

Hmm not about head exploding but might you not pass it on to everyone on the plane?

Hours of recycled air, yummy.

KerryMum Tue 12-Aug-08 14:22:11

i'm not coughing and sneezing much anymore

damn plane is probably where I caught it in first place.

I am worried about eardrums bursting tbh. the pressure in there is already immense without the added pleasure of lift-off and landing x4.


S1ur Tue 12-Aug-08 14:24:13

Yeah tbh hand washing is bigger factor in passing on germs anyway.

oh useful info here

KerryMum Tue 12-Aug-08 14:26:27

thanks slur. smile

you wouldn't know how to say decongestant in german would you?

S1ur Tue 12-Aug-08 14:29:51

Same word

I need a nasel decongestant please
Ich benötige einen nasel Decongestant bitte

KerryMum Tue 12-Aug-08 14:30:32

oh you're very useful today!



S1ur Tue 12-Aug-08 14:31:10


Helfen Sie mir, den mein Kopf explodieren wird!

Help me my head is going to explode!

KerryMum Tue 12-Aug-08 14:32:20


Lomond Tue 12-Aug-08 14:35:12

I'm sure your head won't explode but I flew recently with a heavy cold and the pain in my ears was horrendous. I swore I would never fly ill again!

KerryMum Tue 12-Aug-08 14:37:26

i want to get home to ds2 sad

AMumInScotland Tue 12-Aug-08 14:54:16

If you can't clear the tubes, you do risk damage to your eardrums, I'm afraid, and it can be very painful too. Do try to get some kind of decongestant even if you wouldn't normally take them.

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