Top 5 Tips for Summer Sinus Problems

Avoid irritating effects!

Anyone with summer sinus problems is not unfamiliar with constant nasal congestion, facial pain, and runny nose. While warm weather can bring relief, in the summer, there is no harm in paying attention to conditions that can exacerbate sinus complaints.

Millions of people around the world suffer from sinus symptoms. Summer sinus problems are fraught with nasal congestion, runny nose, and facial pain, and although the heat can bring some relief, conditions that can increase complaints should be avoided.

How can we take action against summer sinus problems?

1. Pay attention to pollens: in the summer months the air is filled with pollen. For most people, this is harmless, but there are not a few who, when they inhale the air full of pollen, begin to sneeze, itch, their eyes tear, and their noses clog – sinus problems occur.

Avoiding pollen cannot be completely solved as it is ubiquitous. We can’t lock ourselves in all summer and wearing a surgical mask doesn’t filter everything out either.

It helps, on the other hand, to be indoors in the morning when pollen levels are high. In your car, keep the windows closed and run the air conditioning.

A HEPA air filter and vacuum cleaner can be useful, especially if your home is carpeted. If we have pets and they walk outside, it is important to bathe them often in the summer months if we want to keep the pollens away from the apartment.

People with hay fever should check out where they go on holiday: what the pollen level is on site. It’s good to know that a week at the beach – where pollen levels are usually low – is a better choice for summer sinus problems, such as camping.

2. Always have nasal spray with us: since sinus infections typically begin as a cold, it is advisable to take precautions to protect against rhinoviruses that cause colds, to protect the sinuses in the nose.

For example, it is important to keep the nasal passages moist with nasal spray. A good solution for this is the over-the-counter saline spray, which can be blown into the nostrils several times a day.

3. Try the nasal shower: rinsing the nasal passages helps get rid of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens that can lead to sinus pain and inflammation. Lean over the sink once a day, tilt your head to the side and wash your nasal passages with warm, salt water. Use 2-2 tablespoons of salt for both nasal passages. It all takes less than 5 minutes, and we’ve done a lot against summer sinus problems. Record it as a routine for the duration of brushing.

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4. Avoid irritating things: the mucous membranes in the nostrils and paranasal sinuses can be damaged by a variety of irritants, including car smoke, smog, mold spores, cigarette or fire smoke. That is, let us do everything we can to avoid these effects. The main enemy of summer sinus problems is smoke.

Even chlorine in swimming pools can be a problem, especially in indoor pools with limited ventilation. If we spend a lot of time in such a place in the summer, a clip placed on the nose can help avoid irritation caused by chlorinated water. Also be careful with diving because diving can force water into your nose and sinuses. Chlorine-free waters are otherwise less of a problem for nasal passages.

5. If you are flying, take precautions: the air in the cabin of aircraft is dry, often loaded with bacteria, which is notoriously unfavorable for the paranasal sinuses. If you want to protect yourself from summer sinus problems, bring a saline spray with you and blow it into your nose several times along the way. Drink lots of water, it also helps.

Plus tips: over-the-counter antihistamines are also effective against milder allergic symptoms, including sneezing and runny nose, itchy nose. If your nose is often full, over-the-counter decongestants can also help.

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Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.

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