Everyday things affecting your sinuses

In many cases, your sinuses are more than likely affected by outside influences such as pollen, dust, mold, etc. In that case, there’s not much you can do other than at-home remedies, over-the-counter medicines, or allergy immunotherapy. 

But what about things we can control. Are there things we eat, drink, use in our lives that cause our sinuses more pain and suffering? 


This isn’t to say that pollen, dust, and mold aren’t the major culprits in your suffering. You should seek medical treatment from a professional first and foremost. This blog is not intended to diagnose. 

Anyway, here’s a few everyday things that could be causing your sinus issues: 

Cigarette smoke

It’s obvious that cigarettes aren’t healthy for a wide variety of reasons, but one that tends to get missed is how it affects our sinuses. That smoke gets up our nostrils and goes into the sinuses, how does it not do some damage? If you’re a smoker, maybe it’s time to consider putting it down. 

Household cleaners

Believe it or not, those household cleaners are not the greatest for your health. Yes, the fumes from those cleaners affect our sinuses and can cause issues, but those cleaners can do so much more if we’re not careful in how we use them. 

Alternative: Check out GuardiENT, an organic and non-toxic solution created by the ENT Institute. It’s the safer sanitizer. 


Our furry friends are great, but their pet dander can affect our sinuses. Pet dander is the dead skin cells that a mammal produces, shedding or not. Many people are allergic to pet dander, but allergies can lead to sinus infections. 

Solution: Wash your pet at least once a week, as well as the bed that they sleep in. Don’t let them sleep in your bed to prevent the spread of dander. 

These are things we encounter on a daily basis. It’s a wonder any of us can breathe at all. If you struggle with sinusitis, reach out to the ENT Institute where you’ll receive treatment for the SOURCE of the problem, not just the symptoms. 

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Smith, M. (2014, January 16th) Sinus Problems: Home Remedies and Tips [Health Article] Retrieved on June 3rd, 2020 from https://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/home-treatments#3

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