PreventionYou may help prevent chronic sinusitis by treating the symptoms of sinusitis and avoiding allergens and smoke. You may reduce symptoms of chronic sinusitis by:
• Drinking plenty of fluids
• Using a humidifier in your home
• Applying warm face packs to soothe pain
• Do not bend over, as this increases pressure in your face
Am I at RiskYou may be at risk for chronic sinusitis if you have a long lasting or recurring sinus infection. Scientists believe that some people may be more vulnerable than others may be to airborne fungus and molds that contribute to chronic sinusitis.
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