How to Stay Healthy While Flying



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How to Stay Healthy While Flying - Cleveland Clinic

Booked plane tickets? Here’s 8 travel truths

We all know someone who flew home from vacation with an unexpected souvenir: a cold or virus. It may seem like flying can make you sick, but that’s not necessarily true.

“It’s better to be guided by data than to rely on hearsay,” advises Cleveland Clinic infectious disease specialist Steven D. Mawhorter, MD, Medical Director of the International Travel Clinics. “People perceive that gas prices always go up before holiday weekends — but data tells us that prices go up and down equally before holidays. The same selective recall can be true with air travel and sickness.”

And because getting sick is the last thing you want when traveling, “you’re not likely to forget it,” he notes.