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Is It Safe To Fly If My Child Has A Cold
Probably: As long as your child doesn't complain of ear pain or have a significant fever it will probably be ok. If your child has a predisposition to ear infections or flud in his/her ears then i would recommend you have the ears evaluated by your pediatrician or ENT prior to flying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is safe, but may be uncomfortable for your child to fly with an ear infection. You may want to give pain medication such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen prior to take off. A dose of a decongestant nose spray may also help; as always check with your doctor before giving any medication. If possible, changing your itinerary will allow your child's ear to heal before travel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safe, but painful..: I wouldn't necessarily cancel a flight if you have a cold, but because of the pressure change, you might have some pain in the ear. I recommend to my patients taking some sudafed and Ibuprofen about an hour before the flight, and if it's a long flight, also about an hour before landing. If the pain gets really bad, have a doc check it out after a day or two. Happy flying! ...Read more
Yes if under control: If your seizures are under control, you should be able to fly. Bring you medication with you. If your seizures are not under control, remember airlines do not carry any medications to treat a seizure on the plane. First aide will likely be available, but medication to stop the seizure will not be available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Usual commercial aircraft have cabin pressures that are the same as on the ground. During takeoff and landing these pressures may change, but you can use decongestants, nose sprays, and clearing methods to keep the pressures stable. Yawning helps to open the inner ear, and chewing gum may also help. As your doctor for medication to take just before takeoff and landing to help. ...Read more
Is it safe to fly if diagnosed with low lying placenta if one has had cramping and mild spotting in second trimester (15 weeks)?
It is safe: To fly up until 35 completed weeks. I'm not sure if it's wise unless u talk to your doc. What if you start bleeding badly on the plane or out of town? Guage it with your doc but there is nothing about flying that will make it worse. ...Read more
Generally yes but...: Flying after a talus fracture presents a couple of problems. The decreased atmospheric pressure in the cabin relative ground-level pressure will cause your ankle to swell. This can exacerbate pain and/or lead to wound problems. The second issue is blood clot formation. These are more likely in airline travelers. I would speak to your orthopedic surgeon to address these issues. ...Read more
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