Don’t give sinusitis the cold shoulder
COLDS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM’S RESPONSE TO VIRAL INVASION. But if you’ve been feeling stuffy and waking up with a headache and swelling around your eyes for a while now, you may already have sinusitis.
Sinusitis is the inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses and is usually caused by infection. Sinuses are the moist air spaces within the bones of the face around the nose. When you’re healthy, your sinuses are filled with air, making your facial bones less dense and much lighter.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Water is not only a universal solvent, it’s also a universal tonic as it maintains the quality of the immune system. Keeping the body well-hydrated keeps mucus from forming too thick.
MOISTEN AND CLEAN THE AIR IN YOUR HOME
Dry air, when inhaled, can irritate the nasal passages and the sinuses. Moisten the air around you by placing humidifiers in strategic places. Get rid of sources of pollution in your environment by proper disposal of garbage, fumes, and chemicals. Stay away from allergy sources such as perfumes or pollen from flowers.