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can i fly with vertigo

A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Bozzuto
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Not a good idea: Whatever the cause of vertigo, viral, pressure, temperature, etc. the symptoms are a sudden onset of nausea, sweating, vomiting, a feeling of spinning ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
It might get worse: so take meclizine or scopolamine
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
You should be able: You should be able but best to check with your physician. The dizziness needs clarification. It may be related.
Dr. Bikash Bose
45 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes can fly: All aircrafts are pressurized and do not alter the function of the VP shunt. It is safe for you to fly in a commercial aircraft.
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Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Passenger or pilot: You have vertigo. You want to fly. If you are a pilot no you cannot. If you are a passenger then you can fly. You will need to talk to your doctor ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Vertigo: Flying may aggravate your pre-existing vertigo. Ideally you should cancel your trip.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Decongestant: You might try irrigation of the nose with a neti-pot but also will probably need a decongestant like Pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline nasal spray eith ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Endymphatic fiistula: given your history and current symptoms possible sudden chane in atmospheric pressure while flying can cause acute and severe exacerbation of vertigo ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Should be fine: The triggers for vertigo are rarely obvious. I hope you have seen an ENT specialist for advice and analysis. If you happen to get vertigo in the air ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably not.: Would take decongestant before boarding plane and chew gum during whole flight
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Yes but cautiously: Assuming that vertigo is not constant and severe, you could take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or Meclizine tablets prior to flight and you should most l ... Read More
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