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How to Improve Sinus Health: 5 Best Tips

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February 26, 2024

Do you want to know how to improve sinus health? This allergy season, take note of these preventative treatments and natural home remedies that can help you keep your sinuses clear and allow you to breathe freely!

1. Use a nasal rinse.

Whether you buy an over-the-counter system like the Neti Pot or make your own homemade saline solution, irrigating your sinus passages is one of the simplest and most effective ways to improve sinus health. Here are some easy instructions to follow when making a saline solution at home:

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  • Mix ½ teaspoon of non-iodized salt with 2 cups (16 ounces) of distilled water; we also recommend adding ½ teaspoon of baking soda to the solution to make it more gentle on your sinus passages.
  • Fill a small bulb syringe or squeeze bottle, lean over the sink, insert the nozzle into your nostril, and gently irrigate.
  • The water will flow out your other nostril, which you can then blow to get rid of any remaining water. Then repeat on the other side.
  • Use distilled water ONLY, and be sure to rinse your irrigation device and let it air dry after each use.

2. Drink a lot of fluids.

Your body needs plenty of fluids to flush out toxins and ensure your organs and systems function properly. Your immune system will greatly benefit from a healthy intake of water each day, allowing your body to be able to fight against allergens. More than that, the mucosa lining your nasal passages is maintained by adequate hydration!

3. Humidify your air.

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Another tip for how to improve sinus health is knowing the level of humidity of your indoor air. Your sinuses need a lot of moisture; dryness results in an increased risk of nasal problems, especially if you are already prone to seasonal allergies. A humidifier adds more humidity to your home, but remember to clean it regularly to avoid the growth of mold or other problem-inducing bacteria in your sinuses. You can also inhale steam (whether over a bowl or by just lingering in the shower), as well as use a warm compress over your face to open up your nasal passages.

4. Add an immune-boosting supplement.

Aller-Essentials by Pure Encapsulations is a good supplement option that works to enhance your body’s natural immune responses and improves nasal function. It contains a special dried yeast formula called EpiCor, in addition to Vitamin C and other helpful ingredients.

5. Take Ortho Molecular’s Natural D-Hist.

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You can get Natural D-Hist in-store at our East Nashville pharmacy, and it’s one of our best-selling supplements for allergy and sinus support for adults. The combination of powerful ingredients such as quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, and N-acetyl cysteine provides a comprehensive formula ideal for those who struggle with allergy symptoms. Looking for seasonal allergy support for your kids? We also offer Hist Assist Jr for children, a naturally flavored chewable tablet, available on our online wellness shop!

Other sinus treatment options include OTC nasal sprays, antihistamines, and decongestants, and our compounding pharmacy can also make customized variations of common nasal health medications without allergens, such as gelatin, corn, wheat, dairy, or peanut oil.

Now you know how to improve sinus health! Are you interested in additional health news from our local pharmacy? Follow our wellness blog for more health tips and product recommendations. As always, we are only a phone call away and are happy to answer any questions you may have.