How Can I Prevent Sinus Infections?

Question: How can I prevent sinus infections?

Answer: Sinus infections can best be prevented by preventing the initial swelling of the nose and membranes that line the sinuses, which predispose one to a sinus infection. Typically that means reducing your exposure to viruses that cause upper respiratory tract infections and colds. Good hygiene, hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, is an excellent way to reduce those infections, particularly during the cold and flu season.

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