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Preventing sinus pain.


I am so tired of the pain associated with my sinus problems. What's the best way to prevent this sinus pain?

J.F., Philadelphia


Simply put, it depends on the cause of the nasal inflammation, which could be related to dust, pollen, mold, food, or a number of other allergens that can produce a respiratory reaction. Although you can't avoid all sinus disorders, doctors recommend avoiding cigarette smoke and other air pollutants. You might get some relief when you use a humidifier, air conditioners and electrostatic filters to remove allergens from the air.

Additionally, doctors say avoid swimming pools with high concentrations of chlorine, and when flying, use a nasal decongestant before takeoff and landing.

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Title Annotation:House Call: Expert Advice on Health and Fitness
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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