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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Decongestant: Can you "pop" your ears? Sinusitis may be associated with blockage of the tubes btw your nasal passages and your ears. If you can't pop your ears, u ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Nasal decongestant: It shouldn't be unsafe to fly, just possibly uncomfortable or overtly painful if your sinuses are blocked. The most effective prevention is a good nas ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine: Many get sinus pressure with sinus infections but they do not seem to be bothered any more in a pressurized aircraft than the would on the ground.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Your doctor can provide medications or other preventive or treatment recommendations if you need them. Hope that helps.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine...: An acute sinus infection 4 months ago is not a reason to avoid flying. If you are seeing the ENT again (as your question implies) ask them for their ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acute symptoms & fly: May be viral, but if you are wheezing you need to be seen by pcp, urgent care or er. If treated acutely you should be able to fly.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Pressure change: What you experienced was likely due to change in cabin pressure. The symptoms need not recur. Try to stay well hydrated during flight as the air in th ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: This is consistent with sinusitis which may have been subacute or chronic in your case. A cat scan of your paranasal sinuses would be able to diagnose ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face). It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics do ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infection: Sinus infections are caused by blockage of the sinus cavities. These may be bacterial or viral in nature. Symptoms include fevers, malaise, nasal cong ... Read More
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