A 57-year-old female asked:
Returned home from a relaxing week vacation & immediately developed sxs of sore throat, muscle aches, headache, malaise. any connection to air travel?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: It is my understanding that planes use recycled air. Additionally, people are in close proximity on an air plane & the air is dry. So depending on how long after the plane travel you developed the symptoms, this may be related. It is easy to catch a viral infection with this scenario. Take care.
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Last updated Aug 13, 2013
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