How can I prevent sinus infections?

Keep nose clear. Rinsing nose with saline solutions such as neil med rinse, followed by nasal steroid spray can help. Determining whether you have significant allergies that cause nasal and sinus congestion can also lead to more choices to prevent sinus infections.
Prevent colds. Good hand washing. Don't share food or drinks with people, consider nasal saline irrigations.

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I keep getting sinus infections had one a month ago and can feel it getting bad again, is there anything I can do to prevent getting these.?

Yes! There are many options but the most common solution is to get a prescription for a nasal steroid spray from your physician. Irrigating with saline is often quite helpful as well. Nasal steroid sprays are very safe despite the steroid component, as a tiny amount is absorbed into your system. However, the most important thing is to truly establish that you are getting sinus infections, as these are very often misdiagnosed. Read more...

Can air purifiers help prevent sinus infections?

Likely. HEPA grade air filters remove pollen, dander and small irritants from the air. If the sinus infections are related to chronic rhinosinusitis (persistent congestion being the predominant symptom), then it could help. Even more effective would be to identify the cause of the infections (CRS, immunodeficiency?) to guide management. An Allergist can help! Read more...

I have had 2 sinus infections in less than 2 months and also bronchitis. My family and I keep getting sick. Is there anything to do to prevent this.

Possibly. You can try to humidify your airways with cool mist humidifier, you can use a netti cup to irrigate your sinuses. Wash your hands often, and eat lots of vegetables and fruit. If it continues, you should have your immune system checked as well as allergy testing. Read more...

Are there any good ways to prevent frequent sinus infections with bronchitis?

Keep the nose workin. Over the counter decongestants regularly, a vaporizor at bed time, salene nasal spray. The nose is the guardian of your lungs. As sure as you plug up your nose you may be looking at the bronchitis. Read more...

Are there any preventatives measures for sinus infections.

Sinusitis prevention. Absolutely, the best prevention for sinus infection is to irrigate your nose with saline or salt water. There are a lot of saline preparations on the market, but the best is a squeeze bottle. Beyond that, it depends on the underlying cause of the sinus infection. For example, if you have allergies, controlling your allergies can help prevent. If you have a deviated septum, that could help, too. Read more...

What to take for sinus infections?

Multiple options . Sinus infections occur when the nose is blocked. Antibiotics may be required. However, the runny or blocked nose is caused by chemical mediators like histamine or leukotrienes. So taking antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and loratidine (claritin) help block the chemical mediators your body produces and helps stop the symptoms. Nasal saline sprays, decongestants, steroid nose sprays can help as well. Read more...

What is a cure for sinus infections?

Not "one" cure. Most "sinus infections" are not really infections. If there really is an acute sinus infection with pus in the sinus there should be severe facial pain, nasal discharge, congestion, often a cough as well. The antibiotics and topical decongestants. Supportive measures to ease pain will also help. Prevention is important so stop smoking. Read more...