Tips for Dealing With Sinus Issues

October 13, 2017 in Our News & Bulletins by Guardian Angels Home Health

Millions of people report having sinus problems each year. While there are many causes for sinus issues, changes in the weather can aggravate them. Below are some ways to help alleviate sinus issues should they arise.

Keeping your home cooler can help with sinus problems. Dry air can cause the inside of the nose to be dry, which helps lead to sinus issues. There’s no set temperature that works for everyone but let your sinuses guide you to find out what works for you. If you’re not getting up in the mornings with congestion or sinus pain, that’s probably a sign that you’ve found what temperature range works best for you.

Running a humidifier helps with sinus related issues. However, there is a balance to maintain. Air that’s too humid can encourage the growth of mold and propagate dust mites. Both of these will aggravate sinuses.

Hydration is also important for sinuses. Drinking an adequate amount of water can help cut down on sinus issues.

If you are already having sinus issues, avoid household irritants. Anything that gives off fumes or has a strong smell can aggravate sinus problems.

Sinus problems can be annoying to live with, these above steps may be able to help alleviate the symptoms. If your sinus problems are severe, you should consult a healthcare professional for help.

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