Ashford Clinic Blog
What causes Summer Sinus Infections?
Most people love summertime because of the warmer weather, getting outside, and a reprieve from germs and viruses that can run rampant during cooler months. But occasionally we see patients suffering from sinus infections during the summer. They all have one question: why?
While there’s not a single answer for everyone, summer sinus infections are often attributed to things like pollen and other allergens, cold viruses, and inflammation in the sinus cavities.
Here are a few tips to avoid the summer sinus blues:
- Use nasal sprays and nasal irrigations to keep sinus passages moist and clear of any irritants.
- Take precautions when you’re outside, around campfires, in areas with heavier pollution, and other types of inhaler irritants. Try wearing a medical mask or just doing a nasal rinse after exposure to clear out your passages.
- Take precautions when you travel. Wash your hands regularly, if you can, avoid close proximity to sick travelers, etc.
If you find yourself with a sinus infection that isn’t responding to over the counter medications, give Ashford Clinic a call, and let us help you get back to enjoying your summer!