Posted by: Pam | 2019/12/28


Blood build-up after a flight

My face became swollen whilst in Cyorus. The side of my face became very noticeably swollen on one side.I had used Vicks Stick to help me breathe. But when used on the swollen side the Vick stick just went into the back of my throat. I used hot compresses to get the swelling and and relieve the pain. 2 days later flew back to UK. Christmas Day, right out of the blue I had blood spouting out of my mouth. This happened 4 times in less than 3 mins. Then nothing. Went to A& E to get checked out Did chest X-rays of chest, suspected DVT but came clear. Took blood samples came back clear.

Expert's Reply


Sinusitis Expert
- 2020/01/03

It’s impossible to answer this question without examining you. Make an appointment with your ENT to check it out and scope the nose and upper airway and examine your throat properly.

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