In one study, researchers found that flight attendants who spent the most time in the air had higher incidences of sinus issues. While researchers didn't draw definitive conclusions from their study, the findings supported the wide-spread belief that air travel can be a cause of sinus-related illnesses and subsequent visits to an ENT doctor.
The most common reasons why you may get sick following air travel include:
You're not at the complete mercy of cold viruses and germs every time you fly, and there are steps you can take before, during, and after your flight to reduce your risks of getting sick.
If despite your precautions, you get sick following your trip, your ENT doctor can help. Contact us at Southwest Idaho Ear Nose and Throat for an appointment with an ENT doctor today.