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can you fly with a concussion

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
20 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Better not to.: It is better not to. After a concussion, your brain needs total rest. Being in an airplane causes pressure on your brain, and that can worsen the ef ... Read More
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Dr. William Betts
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: You can fly after having a concussion. The major treatment is rest and prevention of additional injury. I recommend no dangerous activity for at lea ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
If no internal blood: If there is no hemorrhage in the brain cavities, then you can fly on that time frame. Professional athletes do it all the time - especially football ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Yes: High profile celebrities and athletes fly around the country to seek care for concussions and other things, no reason you cannot do it either. Have y ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Impossible to say: Without an exam it is impossible to give you reassurance that it is OK to fly.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See your doctor: Given that you are getting therapy, it's best to speak with your treatment team to determine what activities you can actively participate in.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Post traumatic HA: post traumatic headaches can be a problem. I would suggest that you see a neurologist that specializes in this type of thing. Inappropriate treatment ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Concussion: Should be ok. May get a headache that worsens slightly with elevation
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Many things possible: So many things are possible in this life that a statement of "possible this" and "possible that" has almost no meaning. The solution is for such a per ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes : You are describing some classic concussion symptoms. Brain and body rest are important in your recovery. Do not return to any activities that are high ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
33 years experience Family Medicine
Dizziness: Dizziness especially with rapid head movements; confusion, loss of consciousness, strange sensation in areas of the body; garbled speech; weakness in ... Read More
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