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Tips to Avoid a Sinus Infection

Tips to Avoid a Sinus Infection - Tips to Avoid a Sinus Infection

Treating sinus infections can be a lengthy process and it can take a long time for an infection to completely go away. Like so many other health problems, preventing an infection is a much better option than having to cure one. Follow these tips this winter to avoid coming down with a sinus infection.

• Stay hydrated. A properly hydrated body helps keep your nose and sinus cavity working as it should. If your nose is feeling especially dry, a saline spray is an effective way to remoisten your nasal passages.

• Get plenty of fresh air. Keep track of the pollen count and overall air quality in your area. On days when the quality is good, make sure you spend some time outside enjoying the fresh air!

• Prevent your interiors from becoming too dry. Dry air becomes more of a problem during the winter months as heating systems can dry out the air. Be sure to use a humidifier in your home when the air is too dry.

• Wash your hands and practice good hygiene. Germs and bacteria are always best avoided, especially during cold and flu season. Be sure to wash your hands regularly throughout the day, and try to avoid people with colds as much as possible.

• Have any serious issues relating to your nose, such as a break or deviated septum, addressed right away. Anything that prevents optimal airflow through your nasal passages can lead to further problems. Be sure that any issues affecting your ability to breathe are corrected in a timely fashion.

If you experience a sinus infection in spite of your best efforts, the team at Dr. Robertson's office is here to help! Call today and schedule an appointment.