The following home treatment measures may
- Use a humidifier to keep the air in your home
- Treat colds promptly. Blow your nose gently. Do not close
one nostril when blowing your nose.
- Drink extra fluids when you
have a cold. This helps keep mucus thin and draining.
- Do not drink
alcohol. It makes the tissues lining your nose and sinuses swell
- Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Smokers are more
prone to sinusitis. Also, avoid secondhand
smoke. For more information, see the topic
- Use a
decongestant nasal spray before or during airplane
flights, especially during landing.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 14, 2011
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