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Flying with sinus infection

Posted by wine50 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 4, 10 at 15:23

I'll be flying a few times in the next two weeks. I have a continuing sinus infection and need to know what to do about the pressure changes in the airplane. Once I flew with an infection and thought my head was going to explode. Would a decongestent help? Has anyone used ear plugs?

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RE: Flying with sinus infection

I had trouble during landing one time, thought my head was going to rupture. It was so bad I couldn't even speak to get my DH's attention. The last couple of times I have worn ear plug, making sure to clear my ears first. They helped alot. I did ask my allergy doctor too. He said to take my decongestant for 5 days before and during the rest of the time I was traveling. I didn't have any problems either time so something worked or maybe a combo of it all. Good luck. You might want to try a nettie pot to clear your sinues too.

RE: Flying with sinus infection

You can buy ear pressure plugs, they work great. The kind I use look like a little accordion, you have to press them hard into your ear and the pressure will be diffused by the accordion part.

Another flying tip is to coat your nostrils with Neosporin or other antibacterial ointment. This helps kill germs you are breathing in on the plane. I used to catch something every time I flew, this works wonders.

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