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Yes: You can bring your child's car seat on the airplane, but you will need to purchase a ticket for your child. Some car seats are suitable for airplane use, some are not. Check with the manufacturer for details. If you choose not to purchase a seat for your infant, remember to bring the car seat as luggage. You will want to have your car seat handy at your destination! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Your baby's cold will not get worse because of being on an airplane, though sometimes the dry air can make them seem more congested temporarily. During first few days of the cold, symptoms may still be worsening, but it isn't due to the air travel. It is fine to travel as long as your baby isn't running a high fever, having trouble breathing, or acting very uncomfortable, and is feeding well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No...but: The changes in cabin pressure as the plane rises and falls can make a child miserable. You and I have learned how to equalize the pressure in our middle ear as the pressure increases or decreases. This is impossible to explain to a child. I found that having full "sippy" cups at take off and landing, and making the child drink from them, decreased the pain for both child and parents. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pregnant woman (13 weeks) travel in an airplane? I have an unknown cause of severe neutropenia. Can the flight harm the baby?
Talk to your OB: Talk to your "high risk" obstetrician (ob). I'm not an ob, but usually not a flight issue if okay with ob. Also, the source of "severe" (defined as anc <500 ?) neutropenia needs to be clarified by a hematologist. First questions would be -- how long in duration, cyclic in nature (eg, every 3 weeks), any increased infectious, famiiy history, prior bone marrow biopsy, and medication use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably fine: i prefer my babies not to fly until 2 mo, but flying at 6 weeks should be ok if absolutely necessary. Make sure child feeds on landings and take offs, as that will equalize ear pressure. Traveling with a small child carries increased risk of infection for them so continue good hand hygiene ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it danger for infant under 1 years old to get x ray? How often it can be done?Does it has a side effect?
No: Generally no, there is minimal exposure to radiation during a routine x-ray. Side effects that can occur usually are after prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation. There is more exposure to radiation from taking overseas airplane trip than from one routine x-ray. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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