Monday Health Tip

Mar 07, 2011

Stuffed-up sinuses


By Lynne Peeples

Each year, more than 30 million Americans suffer from headaches, facial pressure, and nasal congestion caused by sinus infections. If an infection is particularly severe, antibiotics may be necessary. But maybe not.

“Just because you have sinus symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have an infection,” says Andrew Lane, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center in Baltimore. “But if more than a week goes by and your symptoms worsen rather than wane, you might have a bacterial sinus infection.”

There are many nondrug options that can help prevent and relieve sinus symptoms. Here are 10 popular choices.

  1. Humidifier
  2. Saline Nasal Spray
  3. Neti Pot
  4. Moist Sinus Compress
  5. Herbal Inhalation or Aromatherapy
  6. OTC Decongestant
  7. Nasal Irrigation System
  8. Medicated Nasal Spray
  9. Steam Therapy
  10. Air Purifier

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