Okay, so I go on quite a few flights a year. I love to travel, it’s my biggest passion in life and I couldn’t imagine my world without it. So, needless to say I was pretty gutted to find out when I suffered from Aerosinusitis.
“Aerosinusitis: a painful inflammation and sometimes bleeding of the membrane of the paranasal sinus cavities, normally the frontal sinus. It is caused by a difference in air pressures.“
Basically it started on my flight back from South Africa back in 2016. I thought it was purely down to the length of time I had been travelling and how tired I was. After much research and looking into it, I think I’ve finally cracked it. Flying is a pretty hostile environment, so it’s really important to look after yourself whilst you’re up in the air and make yourself as comfortable as possible. So today I thought I’d talk you through how to survive a flight and overcome that awful ‘Plane Headache‘.
// Sinus Care \\
Now this is probably the most non-blogger topic I could write about but I feel it’s important, especially for those of you who love to travel but hate the headache.
I always suffer with my ears and often have to get them syringed before going on holiday, to avoid ending up in hospital, in a foreign country like the time I visited Turkey. Watch that vlog >> HERE <<. However taking care of your sinus’ on a flight is so important. Making sure they’re clear will really help to avoid any headache. A couple of things I used for that were the Olbas Oil to clear my airways & Ibuprofen to reduce any swelling.
// Moisture \\
Like I mentioned, It’s so important to remain comfortable on the flight. Have your creature comforts with you and do anything you can to make yourself feel a little more normal. So I made sure to bring my Glossier Balm Dot Com on the flight to avoid any crusty lips & I also bought my L’occitane Hand Cream to keep my hands feeling fresh & also to give a nice little scent on the plane.
// Pain Killers \\
You need to have the precautions in place that if you do feel a headache coming on, you can combat it before it really comes of anything. There is nothing worse than having to navigate an airport, in a foreign country, with a migraine. Keep some pain killers to hand to sort yourself out.
I hope this helped some of you frequent flyers who suffer from that awful headache when travelling. These steps were a complete life saver for me on my recent trip and I’m so relieved to have finally found a solution!
| Harrison |