Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
169 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Is it OK to fly with a skull fracture ?

I fractured my skull five weeks ago, i feel fine apart from being tired and needed more rest than usual, my vision isnt as good either, i just get a bad head ( it feels like a clump) when i have been at work ( office job) and stressful)) my concentration isnt as good and i do forget things, but im due to fly within the week on a 4.5 hour flight and im wondering if i will be ok? I did fly twice after my accident the first time after 1 day only a 40 min flight and then a week later on a 4.5 hour flight and i was fine, my only concern is that i seemed to somedays be worse than when i first had the fracture, this i cannot work out as surely i should be getting better ? Thanks
Fri, 27 May 2011
Report Abuse
Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
if possible u should avoid flying as u have fractured skull
u might have vertigo ,heaviness after fly and ur condition may be worsen
due to fracture CSF fluid may not work properly and chance of leakage is there
better to take advise of ur doctor
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Skull fracture


Is it OK to fly with a skull fracture ?

hi if possible u should avoid flying as u have fractured skull u might have vertigo ,heaviness after fly and ur condition may be worsen due to fracture CSF fluid may not work properly and chance of leakage is there better to take advise of ur doctor