Updated 25 May 2017

Put a stop to sinusitis

The average adult has three to four upper respiratory infections each year, about one percent of which are complicated by sinusitis.


The average adult has three to four upper respiratory infections each year, about 1% of which are complicated by sinusitis. Once a sinus infection has been treated, it is important to try to prevent future infections. The more frequently sinus infections occur, the more likely future surgery becomes.

Take action:
Treat colds and allergies promptly; blow your nose gently – do not close one nostril when blowing your nose; drink plenty of extra fluids when you have a cold, to help keep mucus draining; and stop smoking - smokers are more prone to sinusitis.

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