Temperatures are rising, and for many of us, that means cranking up the air conditioner to temperatures unnaturally found in summer. Let’s face it, it’s bad enough you have to brave the summer heat when outdoors, but who on earth wants to be sweating in the comfort of their own home? But despite the sweet relief a pumping AC can bring on a sweltering day, there are some health concerns that suggest a link between air conditioning and sinus problems.
According to the CDC, sinus-related issues strike about 30 million people in the U.S. each year and include symptoms such as headaches, facial pain, runny nose, nasal congestion and postnasal drip. Also known as rhinosinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when your nasal cavities become infected, swollen, and inflamed.
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