Prevention of Sinusitis
Prevention of Sinusitis:
Methods of prevention of Sinusitis mentioned in various sources
includes those listed below.
This prevention information is gathered from various sources,
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Sinusitis.
- Air conditioners
- Electrostatic air filters
- Avoid cigarette smoke
- Avoid air pollution
- Avoid allergies
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid chlorinated swimming pools
- Avoid scuba diving
- Avoid flying
- Use decongestants when flying
Medical news about treatments for Sinusitis
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Clinical Trials for Sinusitis
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Treatments for Sinusitis
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Prevention of Sinusitis:
Although you cannot prevent
all sinus disorders-any more than you can avoid all colds or
bacterial infections-you can do certain things to reduce the number
and severity of the attacks and possibly prevent acute sinusitis
from becoming chronic.
- You may get some relief from your symptoms with a humidifier,
particularly if room air in your home is heated by a dry
- Air conditioners help to provide an even temperature.
- Electrostatic filters attached to heating and air conditioning
equipment are helpful in removing allergens from the air.
If you are prone to getting sinus disorders, especially if
you have allergies, you should avoid cigarette smoke and other air
pollutants. If your allergies inflame your nasal passages, you are
more likely to have a strong reaction to all irritants.
you suspect that your sinus inflammation may be related to dust,
mold, pollen, or food-or any of the hundreds of allergens that can
trigger an upper respiratory reaction-you should consult your
doctor. Your doctor can use various tests to determine whether you
have an allergy and its cause. This will help you and your doctor
take appropriate steps to reduce or limit your allergy symptoms.
Drinking alcohol also causes nasal and sinus membranes to
If you are prone to sinusitis, it may be
uncomfortable for you to swim in pools treated with chlorine, since
it irritates the lining of the nose and sinuses.
often get sinus congestion and infection when water is forced into
the sinuses from the nasal passages.
You may find that air
travel poses a problem if you are suffering from acute or chronic
sinusitis. As air pressure in a plane is reduced, pressure can build
up in your head blocking your sinuses or eustachian tubes in your
ears. Therefore, you might feel discomfort in your sinus or middle
ear during the plane's ascent or descent. Some doctors recommend
using decongestant nose drops or inhalers before your flight to
avoid this problem.
(Source: excerpt from Sinusitis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
Prevention Claims: Sinusitis
Information on prevention of Sinusitis comes from many sources.
There are some sources that claim preventive benefits
for many different diseases for various products.
We may present such information
in the hope that it may be useful,
however, in some cases claims of Sinusitis prevention may be
dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine.
Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment,
or change of treatment plans with your doctor
or professional medical specialist.
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