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How does cabin air pressure affect my sinuses?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Can cause pain

Aircraft cabins are pressurized to 8000 feet above sea level.
The lower pressure inside the cabin can cause the air inside your sinuses to expand and push against any obstruction. This can cause pain.

In brief: Can cause pain

Aircraft cabins are pressurized to 8000 feet above sea level.
The lower pressure inside the cabin can cause the air inside your sinuses to expand and push against any obstruction. This can cause pain.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Can obstruct them

Significant pressure changes can sometimes cause pain in the sinuses.
It can be relieved with decongestant nasal spray.

In brief: Can obstruct them

Significant pressure changes can sometimes cause pain in the sinuses.
It can be relieved with decongestant nasal spray.
Dr. David Sherris
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