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can you fly with positional vertigo

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
36 years experience Neurology
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
28 years experience Ophthalmology
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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
26 years experience Neurology
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
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Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
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
15 years experience Family Medicine
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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
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
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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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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