How can I help avoid sinus problems?

If you're suffering from sinus issues, try these self-care tips:
  • Nasal irrigation will both reduce nasal symptoms and boost bacterial resistance. Try a neti pot.
  • Staying hydrated helps keep your sinuses moist and less susceptible to infection.
  • Protect your sinuses from smoke, dust, allergens and any other nasal irritants.
Try the following to avoid sinus problems:
  • Bathe your nasal passages daily. Use a small pot or squeeze bottle to run water into the nasal passages. This helps clear excess mucus and moisten membranes.
  • Drink lots of water. Good hydration helps keep mucus thin and loose.
  • Inhale steam. Linger in a hot shower. Or bring water to a boil, pour it into a pan, place a towel over your head, and bend over the pan to inhale the steam.
  • Avoid dry environments
  • Use a humidifier

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