Cold and flu certainly cause congestion, but so does pollution during winter months. With everything working against your sinuses (dry air included), make sure that you take steps to prevent congestion, and to be prepared in case it catches you anyway!
Let’s start with the obvious cause: cold and flu. Running a humidifier lowers the risk of flu, and can help loosen mucus (or at least soften it!). Then you can do more to shore up your defenses with immune supporting supplements like colloidal silver—remember, a runny nose is a harbinger that the immune system is reacting to something!
And you’ll be spending a lot more time indoors during the winter. No tea on the porch when there’s a foot of snow! So help make your home better suited to it: pollution tends to be little more prominent as people turn up their heaters and storm clouds hang overhead. Change your filters, check your smoke, carbon monoxide detectors, and any others your region requires, and think about having your vents and appliances cleaned/vacuumed out.
How you accomplish this depends entirely on your home, but stagnant indoor air can be a concern during the winter, so try and keep airflow moving. Remember too that any candles you burn will linger, and end up in your sinuses.
Next, Fix It:
Find yourself congested? An airplane trip, too long outdoors, exposure from the masses during black Friday—there’s so many ways you can’t protect against exposure as well as you hope. If you’re sniffling, snorting, or choking, don’t tolerate it. Knock out all the mucus so you can work, play, sleep, and be in peace. One of the best ways to do that is a sinus flood.
A sinus flood soaks, loosens, and washes out all the gunk that irritates you. If you don’t know how to do it, you can buy a kit with everything you need (including instructions).
And of course, a runny nose can trigger a sore throat, so be prepared to handle that, too!
What triggers your nose during winter?