Simon I. Angeli, MD
Location and Office HoursUniversity Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine
1120 NW 14th
Miami, FL 33136
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How does air pressure affect my sinuses?
Sanford Health answeredMuch like when your ears "pop" when flying or when there are changes in elevation, there is an equalizing of pressure that takes place between the hollow space behind your ear and your nose. Sinuses are very similar in the fact that unless the pressure is equal both in the sinus and in your nose, this difference in pressure may cause pain. For normal sinuses the pressure can often equalize on its own but when the passage way between the sinus and the nose becomes blocked or is not large enough, the pressure will build up causing increased pain and pressure.
How can I relieve stuffiness when flying?
Jill Grimes, MD, Family Medicine, answeredOver-the-counter products such as nose sprays like Afrin can help relieve a stuffy head, nose, or ears if you need to fly. Make sure to put it in ziplock bag for security, but then use it when you are seated on the plane to reduce ear discomfort upon takeoff. Gum, mints, or any beverage will help clear your ears as well.
What is rhinology?
Rhinology is a subspecialty of ear, nose and throat. In this video, Satish Govindaraj, MD is director of endoscopic skull base surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, discusses the specialty.
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