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Severe facial pain on airplane while landing. What do I do?

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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
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

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
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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
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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
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