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Few Tips for Managing Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, which may be due to infection, allergy, or autoimmune issues.
Here are few tips:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This can help to keep plenty of moisture within your body and to ease the drainage of mucous that's commonly associated with sinus infections.
- Dry air can add to the pain and discomfort of sinus infections. Your sinuses will be able to drain more completely when the air is full of moisture.
- Attach electrostatic filters to your air conditioning vents. These specially designed filters can prevent allergens from being circulated throughout your home.
- Avoid chemicals or environmental elements that can irritate your sinuses. Stay away from pollen or cigarette smoke. Avoid cleaning chemicals that can aggravate the inner linings of your sinuses.
- Limit your alcohol intake. Even modest amounts of alcohol can cause swelling within the sinus membranes. Once these tender linings have been inflamed, you'll be much more susceptible to sinus infections.
- Spend plenty of time relaxing in bed to keep a common cold from developing into a sinus infection.
- Travel by cars much as possible and limit your time on airplanes. The pressure changes in an airplane's ascent and descent can cause pain within your sinuses and can lead to the clogging of the Eustachian tubes that connect your ears to the pharynx.
- Stay out of the pool. Chlorine and other chemicals found in pools can cause harm to your sinuses and contribute to infections.
- Regular steam treatments helps break up sinus congestion. For extra healing power, try infusing some herbal remedies, such as eucalyptus, peppermint or garlic, into your steamer.
- Eat nutritious foods and the one which increases immunity but watch out what you eat.
- Try to avoid exposing yourself to extreme climates. Sudden temperature changes are harmful.