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Old 01-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Well check up before flight

My mother mentioned that I should talk DD (4) to the Dr before our trip for a well check up. Mostly to see if she has any fluid in her ears that might cause discomfort on the flight. This is her first time flying and only my second, so not sure if this is something I should look into. Have you done the drs visit? Do you think it's a good idea?
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Personally, I would not. The flu is running rampant right now. So why expose her to sick children at doctors office is she seems healthy

Just my two cents

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I agree. I avoid the Dr's office like the plague (pun intended, lol) if I can help it. Why look for trouble? Unless your daughter has frequent ear infections and is currently congested, I wouldn't worry. I let my kids chew a piece of gum when taking off and landing. Not sure if it helps but they love it since they usually aren't allowed
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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My only real concern is that she does have enlarged adenoids which they have recommended surgery for, but she it just currently on a steroid nose spray to treat. I'm not sure if that will bother in in flight. Sometimes her breathing sounds like a angry grizzly bear while she is just sitting still and watching tv.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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I have never considered something like that when traveling with my kids. I don't see the need.
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Just call the Dr and let them know your plans and see what they suggest.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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Like other's have suggested, I would avoid it unless she is prone to ear infections and such. No since in exposing her to extra germs in my opinion. I have a 4 year old dd and besides a well check up once a year, we rarely go to the doctor and I try to avoid it as much as possible. Different strokes for different folks, but that is my two cents.
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My only real concern is that she does have enlarged adenoids which they have recommended surgery for, but she it just currently on a steroid nose spray to treat. I'm not sure if that will bother in in flight. Sometimes her breathing sounds like a angry grizzly bear while she is just sitting still and watching tv.
In this case does she have an ENT following her?? If she does than maybe call and ask them if they could do a quick ear check. I would so keep her away from the regular doctor though. My youngest gets allergy shots weekly so we have no choice but to go to the doctor's office. Our office does have separate waiting areas but many parents refuse to follow the entrance guidelines and it is irritating.
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Only if they seemed unwell (the sort where if you werent going away you would wait and see for a couple of more days) then I would take them but if she is well then no. There is a Walgreens near disney with a nurse on site (was able to prescribe antibiotics for an ear infection on our visit)
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I wouldn't bother. My son always traveled on an airplane with enlarged adenoids (prior to having surgery ) and never had an issue.
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My dr. told us to give the kids a decongestant an hour before the flight if I thought there was any chance they had fluid in their ears. One dose won't hurt. Both my kids had ear infections after flights before I got this advise.
I wouldn't take kids to the dr. office right now, either, unless absolutely necessary.
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