I was told that regardless of my white count, I'm very immunosuppressed/immunocompromised due to being on remicade. That was new information for me.
The risk of getting infection is higher during a flight and even due to number of people you come in contact with in the airport. It just depends on what your counts are as well... this will depend on how easily you'll be able to fight off an infection if you do become exposed. Just check with your doctor before you intend to fly.
I have flown twice--to the east coast--since I have been on remicade and have had no problems. However, it certainly couldn't hurt to discuss any travel plans with your healthcare provider before hand. He/she might give you some tips on staying healthy, and what to avoid, while traveling. May you have a safe and healthy trip, and happy flying!
Lady of Howard
- Remicade Information for Consumers
- Remicade Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Remicade (detailed)
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