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My son who is 8 had a nosebleed and headache today , he came in from long haul flight yesterday from qatar to ireland . ?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Flight symptoms

Your son is likely dehydrated as lengthy flying dries you out.
The nose can also dry out which increases the chance of nosebleeds. Give him plenty of fluids, and get him back on his usual routine and he should be fine.

In brief: Flight symptoms

Your son is likely dehydrated as lengthy flying dries you out.
The nose can also dry out which increases the chance of nosebleeds. Give him plenty of fluids, and get him back on his usual routine and he should be fine.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
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In brief: Dry Air

The dry air on long flights can lead to dryness in the nose and nose bleeds, as well as, headaches due to dehydration.
Fluids will help. Using a saline nasal spray will help moisurize and heal the nose. In dry climates, i recommend routine use of saline nasal sprays to prevent nose bleeds (particularly in athletes prone to nose bleeds - wrestlers).

In brief: Dry Air

The dry air on long flights can lead to dryness in the nose and nose bleeds, as well as, headaches due to dehydration.
Fluids will help. Using a saline nasal spray will help moisurize and heal the nose. In dry climates, i recommend routine use of saline nasal sprays to prevent nose bleeds (particularly in athletes prone to nose bleeds - wrestlers).
Dr. James Eitner
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