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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
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
It might get worse: so take meclizine or scopolamine

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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 46 years experience
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.
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
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
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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
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
neurology 49 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 37 years experience
Not likely: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo will not be affected by the pressure changes induced by flying. What induces bppv is any rapid change in posture... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Vertigo: Flying as an attendant requires clear thinking and heavy responsibilities , so vertigo, beyond being a risk for falling, especially on aircraft should... Read More
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