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Facial lumps resulting from flying

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  • Posted By: Pacifex
  • October 2, 2010
  • 06:28 PM

Swelling / lump occurs following flying - both short and long haul flights. I guess it is reaction the reduced cabin pressure (rather than some reaction to in-cabin exhaust chemicals).

1st occurance after 11hr flight, on jawline, just visible maybe 1cm sq, disappeared spontaneously maybe 1 month later.

2nd occurance after 1.5hr flight, between chin / lower lip, slightly larger, more visible as more raised, reduced and disappeared around 3 weeks later.

Both times not painful to touch, and kind of appeared shortly after landing sometime.

Is this some kind of lymphatic thing? Have no idea....I'm reluctant to fly anywhere now....besides the typical leg/ankle-swelling during flight.

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  • Very possibly molluscum contagiousum. My daughter had it on her legs and it is common in childhood even though many think it is sexually transmitted. It is transmitted like a wart, so skin to skin or skin on a bench etc. We cured it with aldara cream (prescription). I thought it was a minor skin thing that would clear up, but ended up taking her to the pedi because her glands became swollen. The pus is more like a little grain than liquidy and they do hurt more than a zit. miami fraxel
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    • October 31, 2010
    • 05:25 PM
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