General Guidelines for Managing Sinusitis

Stop Smoking

Smoking increases your risk of sinusitis and probably also hampers your ability to heal from the infection. The sooner you stop smoking, the better off you’ll be. Talk to your doctor about programs and medications that may help you stop smoking .

Drink More Water

Drinking more water might help keep your nasal secretions thinner, and therefore easier to blow out. While no evidence has shown that fluid intake changes the outcome of sinus infections, it may be desirable for most people whose fluid intake is not medically restricted to drink about eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. It is also reasonable to increase the consumption of fluids in hot weather or following intense exercise.

Avoid Flying

If possible, avoid flying when you are congested. Changes in air pressure may make your condition worse.