Pansinusitis can be prevented?
There is no scientifically approved methods to prevent acute or chronic pansinusitis.
Your doctor may recommend the following measures that may help:
- keep your nose moist by frequent use of sprays or saline washes.
- avoid very dry interiors and use a humidifier if necessary. Attention, however, to the fact that a moist environment can increase the amount of mold allergens, ticks or cockroaches in the house; this is important if you are allergic to any of these bodies.
- avoid exposure to irritants substances such as smoke cigarette or strong odors of chemicals.
- avoid exposure to substances to which you are allergic.
- If you have not you been tested for allergies and you have frequent sinus infections, ask your doctor will make an evaluation of allergies or go to a specialist allergist.
- avoid long periods of swimming in pools treated with chloride, which irritates the nasal and sinus mucosa.
- avoid scuba diving at depth, putting water pressure in the sinuses and nasal passages.
Traveling by air can be problematic if you suffer from acute or chronic pansinusitis. When air pressure from an airplane decreases, pressure may rise in your head, blocking the sinuses and fallopian of Eustache (air channel between the middle ear and the back of the throat that equalizes air pressure on either side of the eardrum). As a result, you may feel discomfort in the sinuses or middle ear during lifting or lowering aircraft.
Some health experts recommend using decongestant nose drops or sprays before flight to prevent these problems.