What travel precautions should I take?

Travel overseas with low WBC and ANC w/Enbrel?

I am supposed to travel to Europe in 6 days and my blood work came back abnormal. WBC- 2.1 and ANC-0.65? Is it safe…what precautions should I take? Thank you so much!!!


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  • Richard Faust moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi kpbol1. In addition to the great advice from Monica (if you are concerned about a low white blood cell count, only a doctor can advise on how to proceed), thought you might be interested in this article from one of our contributors on traveling with refrigerated medications: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/traveling-with-refrigerated-medications/. On a personal note, I can tell you I have traveled to Europe with my wife, who has RA and took Enbrel at the time, and at every step of travel people were accommodating. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

  • Monica Y. Sengupta moderator
    6 months ago

    These precautions work for me personally during times of normal bloodwork.

    Sorry, my comment fired before I finished it! ~Monica

  • Monica Y. Sengupta moderator
    6 months ago

    Thanks for reaching out, kpbol2! We cannot give you medical advice (for your safety). This is a great question for your doctor as blood values mean something different for everyone, based on their medical history, current conditions, etc.

    I stay hydrated by keeping a water bottle on flight and I also wear a face mask.

    Please let us know what your doctor advises! ~Monica (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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