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He can safely go on a holiday after two weeks.
As long as his broken ribs don't cause hemothorax (bleeding into pleural cavity) or pneumothorax (air in pleural cavity) then there shouldn't be a problem with air pressure while flying.
He may want to splint his ribs with a compression-type garment or an ACE wrap during the flight to help relieve pain when breathe.While flying, because of possible changes in air pressure, the splint around his chest can help to relieve painful respiration.
He can take OTC Motrin for pain.
And it's good to see his doctor one day before his travel for just a clinical examination.
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A pneumothorax/hemothorax can show on a chest X-ray soon after the injury. However, it can occur later, even several days afterwards. So be alert for symptoms such as shortness of breath, increasing chest pain, or pain that is not near the break (fracture),pain in the lower part of the chest.
A repeat scan can be helpful before leaving.
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