There are several ways you may reduce your chance of getting :
- Treat stuffiness (nasal congestion) caused by colds or allergies promptly. This can help you prevent a from developing in your sinuses.
- Avoid contact with people who have colds and other . If you do have contact with people who have these infections, wash your hands often, especially after being in contact with those who are infected.
- Avoid cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoke in your home and workplace. Smoke causes and further irritates inflamed membranes in your nose and sinuses.
- If you have allergies, avoid the things that trigger your allergy attacks. Consider talking to your doctor about ). For more information, see the topic Allergic Rhinitis.
- Avoid breathing dry air. Consider using a at home and work to increase the moisture in the air.