When you are traveling by plane, there are a lot of things to consider for your flight. One of the issues that most people don’t think about is sinus issues that can occur when the plane ascends and descends. These two points of your air travel cause cabin pressure changes that can aggravate your sinuses under certain conditions. Here’s what you need to know.
What Happens to Your Sinuses on a Plane
When your plane takes off or lands, the cabin pressure changes. Your body must change with it, and this can be somewhat painful if you have inflamed sinuses or an ear infection. When the pressure in the cabin changes, the body must equalize the pressure between the cabin, your sinuses, and your ears. There is a tube that runs from the back of your nasal cavity to the ear. When this tube becomes blocked, your body will not be able to equalize to the cabin pressure, which can cause a number of symptoms.Continue reading “Protecting Your Sinuses While Traveling”