Preventing Sinusitis: More Steps to Take

An illustration of over-the-counter medicine, which is used in preventing sinusitis.

Preventing sinusitis is important.

Nobody wants to get sick. It’s rather terrible, especially illnesses like sinusitis. You lose the ability to concentrate, breathe, and do a variety of other important activities in your day-to-day life. While everyone suffers from an illness from time to time, a few smart steps can reduce your chances of getting sinusitis.

Preventing Sinusitis Requires Being Proactive

Our previous steps to prevent sinusitis still apply. Add in these three, and you are sure to avoid catching this debilitating illness. Stay healthy by practicing the following:

  • Stopping Sickness When It Starts – Do you feel the sniffles coming along? Are you starting to sneeze and cough a lot? Detecting early signs of sickness is recommended. A common cold can develop into sinusitis. Taking over-the-counter medications and a little bedrest can take care of that cold before it gets worse.
  • Preventing Allergic Reactions – Allergies can cause sinusitis as well. Make sure you avoid anything that can trigger your symptoms. Also, make sure your home is clean and free of dust, dander and other allergens.
  • Strengthen Your Immune System and Eat Healthy – While the immune system protects you from viruses, you have to protect it. In order to do that, you have to make it stronger. Maintaining a well-balanced diet will do just that. Eat dark colored fruits and vegetables. They contain a healthy number of antioxidants to give you the boost that you need.
  • Balloon Sinuplasty – If you experience frequent bouts of sinusitis, it is time for treatment. The balloon sinuplasty procedure was developed to help patients with chronic sinusitis. It is minimally invasive, quick, and has long-lasting effects. This is the option for those who want to prevent future events of sinusitis from occurring.

Hopefully, these steps will help you live healthy and happy. If you want more information about how to stay healthy, contact Dr. Eric Cohen and schedule an appointment.

 

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