Sinus - Health issues involved with Travel.

"Reduce air travel - Air travel may cause a problem for an individual suffering from acute or chronic sinusitis. A bubble of air trapped within the body expands as the air pressure in a plane reduces. This expansion causes pressure on the surrounding tissues and can result in the blockage of the Eustachian tubes (tube connecting ear to pharynx). The result may lead to a discomfort in the sinuses or in the middle ear during the plane's ascent or descent. Doctors recommend using decongestant nose drops or inhalers before the flight to avoid this discomfort."


Fri, 3 Sep 2010 17:32:08


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