7 doctors weighed in:
Severe facial pain on airplane while landing. What do I do?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sinus pressure
The added air pressure which occurs as a plane descends causes "squeeze" on air spaces such as sinuses and middle ears.
"equalizing" (eg: holding your nose and pressurizing, or popping, your ears) early and often during descent is the key.

In brief: Sinus pressure
The added air pressure which occurs as a plane descends causes "squeeze" on air spaces such as sinuses and middle ears.
"equalizing" (eg: holding your nose and pressurizing, or popping, your ears) early and often during descent is the key.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Thank
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sinus
I agree with the other answers and the other suggestions.

In brief: Sinus
I agree with the other answers and the other suggestions.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
Thank
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sinus Pressue
This is normal for many as the airplane cabin is pressurized air. You will need to "pop" your ears or equalize them.

In brief: Sinus Pressue
This is normal for many as the airplane cabin is pressurized air. You will need to "pop" your ears or equalize them.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
Thank
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sinus problem?
If the pain is in cheeks or above eyebrows this could represent sinus issue.
See ear nosy and throat doctor for exam, and treatment.

In brief: Sinus problem?
If the pain is in cheeks or above eyebrows this could represent sinus issue.
See ear nosy and throat doctor for exam, and treatment.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors