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Head injury due to fall, bleeding, dizziness, imbalance, weird sensation while walking, using stairs. Safe to travel by air?

my husband fell and cracked his head open which bled a lot, think he may have needed stitches but did not go to hospital. 3 days later he was feeling unwell and a little dizzy and has a weird sensation when walking or going up or down stairs. He went to the hospital and they checked him over and said he would be fine. He is still getting the weird sensation when walking 5 days later and we are due to fly in 8 days time, is it safe?
Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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He needs to get a plain CT scan of his brain done. Even though the hospital said he is fine, it is always better to get the CT done to rule out any intracranial haemorrhage, sub arachnoid haemorrhage.

Please fix an appointment at the neurologist's office and get it done.

I do not think it is a safe idea to fly unless the CT is done and it reports normal.

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