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Chronic Rhinosinusitis

  • Avoid dwellings having rooms too warm and dry
  • Avoid tobacco smoke
  • Take in sufficient liquids such as water or fruit juices
  • Other general measures include:
  • Inhaling steam 2 - 4 times a day is extremely helpful, costs nothing, and requires no expensive equipment. The patient should sit comfortably and lean over a bowl of boiling hot water (no one should ever inhale steam from water as it boils) while covering the head and the bowl with a towel so the steam remains under the cloth. The steam should be inhaled continuously for 10 minutes. A mentholated or other aromatic preparation may be added to the water. Long, steamy showers, vaporizers, and facial saunas may be an alternative
  • A nasal wash can be helpful for removing mucus from the nose. A saline solution can be purchased in a spray bottle at a drug store or made at home. Perform the nasal wash several times a day.