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A 30-year-old male asked:

Having on and off headaches months after airplane ride that i had a severe one. occurs on my right side, and first symptom is my right eye starts to hurt, and then lower jaw is tired. mri sinusitis, ct sinus found mild-moderate inflammation?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Initial treatment for subacute sinusitis with a course of antibiotic +/- nasal corticosteroid spray + sinus irrigation then follow symptoms after that. The pressure change with the flights could be the precipitating factor for the disease process. Your symptom of tired lower jaw is somewhat vague which can be observed for now.
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Dr. Travis Birkhead
General Practice 3 years experience
Barotrauma induced sinusitis and otitis are potentially preventable with nasal steroids (e.g. fluticasone) if started 1-2 weeks before flight
May 12, 2022
Last updated May 12, 2022

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