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A 24-year-old male asked:

I had a headache after flying for 5 hours. ios this due to altitude or pressure changes?

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Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Depends: Could be from altitude or if you have migraine history it precipitated event. If does not resolve see ENT or neurologist.
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Several causes: There are several things which can cause headaches after flying for 5 hours. Dehydration, pressure changes, noise exposure, time zone changes/jet lag are several potential causes.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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