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How can I help prevent a sinus infection?

Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, occurs when the sinuses and nasal passages become inflamed. To help prevent a sinus infection:

  • practice good hand hygiene
  • keep you and your child up to date with recommended immunizations
  • avoid close contact with people who have colds or other upper respiratory infections
  • avoid smoking or exposure to second hand smoke and do not expose children to second hand smoke
  • use a clean humidifier to moisten the air at home

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