What do I do when a sinus infection affects my asthama?

Patient

Q: What do I do when a sinus infection affects my asthma? Such things irritate my asthma, what are also some home remedies to help?

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.
It is common to have sinusitis now and then when you have a history of asthma.Here are a few tips to help you deal with the same
Steam inhalations will help, you can add a drop of eucalyptus oil to it and take steam many times in a day. It relieves nose block and post nasal drip due to sinusitis
Keep yourself covered and warm.
Avoid the allergens like dust, pollen, animal fur, fumes and perfumes, they can trigger a sinusitis
Using nasal drops of pseudoephedrine can relieve the nose blocks
Increase the intake of vitamin C may be in the form of supplements or natural sources like citrus fruits
Hope this helped.
Reagrds

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