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Can you fly with positional vertigo

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 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

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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not really: If you have diagnosis of benign positional vertigo then it should not be an issue. Your vertigo is only happens with changing position.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Crystals in your ear: This is usually caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv). A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Lit... Read More
Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
BPPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a n inner ear problem where the crystals inside the ear are dislodged and then caught in the semi-circular can... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Belis Aladag
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Epley's maneuver: Also known as canalith repositioning maneuver, it is a sequence of positions that a doctor or physical therapist can help you do.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Yes: Positional vertigo is usually benign and self limited. However, a correct diagnosis is imperative and should be made by either a neuro-otolgist or ne... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Brandt-Daroff Exerci: If it's benign paroxysmal positional vertigo that you truly have then, you should avoid high impact types of exercises such as certain types of aerobi... 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 48 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Vestibular rehab.: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disease causing vertigo. It is caused by loose otoconia (calcium... Read More