If your sinus symptoms get worse during the winter season, there’s one thing that’s certain — you are not alone. While sinus inflammation mostly occurs during the spring and summer months due to seasonal allergies, there are plenty of people who suffer from sinus discomfort year-round. For certain individuals, sinus symptoms actually increase during the winter season!
There are several factors that can trigger winter sinus flare-ups. Cold weather usually means drier air, both outside and indoors. When we breathe in this drier air it causes our noses to dry out and develop extra mucus, which can result in congestion and inflammation.
Here are five tips to help soothe your stubborn sinuses this Winter season:
1. Drink Plenty of Liquids
Drinking plenty of water will keep the mucus in the sinuses thin and flowing. Staying hydrated prevents mucus from building up in your sinuses and lungs. When thick mucus sits in the body for long periods of time in the sinuses and lungs, bacteria may flourish in the environment, leading to extreme sinus discomfort. Adequate hydration by drinking water helps to prevent thick mucus.
2. Improve Your Homes Air Quality
One of the most important steps you can take to help ease winter sinus issues is to make sure the air you’re breathing is of the best quality possible. Using a humidifier or running a hot shower will help fight the dry air that comes from heating your home and to keep your sinuses moist.
3. Gargle Warm Salted Water A Few Times A Day
Gargling with salt water also helps to remove the mucus build-up in your respiratory tract and nasal cavity. This remedy reduces the inflammation and relieves the pain in the throat. It also flushes out any excess bacteria, which if left unattended can lead to congestion.
4. Use Steam To Soothe Irritation
Taking a hot shower and using steam is a simple, effective remedy that can help relieve sinus pressure and headaches. The steam from a hot shower may support the thinning and loosening of mucus and congestion, allowing for better drainage. The combination of moisture and warmth can soothe the irritation of the nasal passageways, and in particular cases, may help clear up a stuffy nose, at least temporarily.
5. Take Bionorica Sinupret® Adult Strength
Our Sinupret Adult Strength Tablets are a safe and effective natural product supported by strong clinical studies to promote strong nasal passages and sinuses along with overall immune function. Our product combines five traditional herbs that provide all natural support for your nasal passage and sinus health.