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Can you fly with a concussion

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
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
Dr. William Betts
34 years experience
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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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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
Neurology 17 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
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.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
CONCUSSION: It is best to discuss this with your Neurologist who knows your medical history. If you are uncomfortable with your Dr. consult with another for a 2nd... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Good question: Concussion is the transitory alteration of brain functions following trauma from a blow or from violent shaking of the brain. Symptoms can persist for... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Very dangerous: There's a syndrome called "second impact syndrome" which can occur as someone has a second concussion while recovering from their first concussion. T... Read More
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