A member asked:

How do i prevent a crisis in flying with sickle cell anemia?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Indu Lal answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Hydration: Plenty of fluids, keep moving and carry your pain medication may help.

Answered 12/20/2012


Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Sickle cell anemia: Good hydraion and good control/follow up wi your docor for your sickle cell are important. Your risk obviously will depend on the type of sickle cell anemia, the severity and your compliance to the therapy given for your sickle cell anemia. D/w your md and follow the recommendation. In general, need to keep good hydration, oxygenation. Take your Hydrea (hydroxyurea) as recommended and f/u with your doctor.

Answered 6/25/2014



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