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Can you fly with a broken rib - distances? Yes we have seen

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Hi can you fly with a broken rib - long distances?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes we have seen a doctor who diagnosed it. My husband takes Avapro
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

Yes,you can fly with a broken rib if there is no associated complication found like hemothorax (bleeding into pleural cavity) or pneumothorax (air in pleural cavity) when you had injured.

You can do splint ribs with an ACE wrap during the flight to help relieve pain when breathe.While flying, because of possible changes in air pressure, the splint around chest can help to relieve painful respiration.

Take OTC Advil for pain.

And get a chest exam by your doctor before journey.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thankyou
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I found the answer to be very expensive. I could have found the answer to my question by just googling broken ribs/flying. I proceeded with the payment to see how much information that I would be given
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 5 months ago.

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