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Bloated After Flight
Took at least one 8+ hour flight per year in the past. Then 911, dollar decline, etc. At 60 are there new risks from plane travel?
Does time difference effect ur cycle? I've done a 10 hr flight and feel cycle coming early. Bloated and ovary pain
Ear is a bit clogged. Going on plane for 11 hours, and want to do micro suction. How much time should I leave before micro suction after flight?
Clogged ear: It doesn't matter, De wax or de clogg your ears before the flight as change in altitude can cause further pressure. ...Read more
Swelling post flight: This is not healthy. Serious complications can occur such a DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis. Compression stockings are recommended for flights greater than 2~3 hours to prevent feet and leg swelling. It is also recommended to walk around the plane at least every 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more
Ear Tube Antics: The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the throat. When swallowing or yawning, the tube helps equalize air pressure by opening and closing. When flying at altitude in a pressurized cabin, the normal function of the tube can be altered, especially if inflamed by an illness. Water consumption can help open/close the tube, but avoid blowing the nose too hard; time will fix it! ...Read more
After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?
See below: Swelling of feet and legs could be from insufficiency where valves in veins cannot overcome gravity and blood settles in legs and feet. Lymphedema can also cause fluid to accumulate there. Elevate feet/legs whenever possible. Elastic stockings and compression therapy may help. See your physician for evaluation to find cause and get treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear still feels full, hearing a bit muffled after flight 8 days ago, was battling a cold prior to flight. Tried amoxicillin and sudafed. Is this bad?
Week after flight ears still ringing, bit dizzy and feel sick. Had headaches first couple days. Dr gave me stemzine said its inner ear related?
Probably: It's probably due to blockage of the eustacian tubes. ...Read more
Bloating: There is no instant relief ; time is usually the biggest cure. Sometime otc meds like gas-x (simethicon) can help. Gentle activity like walking or swimming can help gass pas through your system. Some people find a warm pad (such as the ones with rice or similar substances) that are placed in the microwave, are helpful when placed on abdomen during symptoms. Best treatment is avoiding triggers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers