It’s a common occurrence for people to come down with a cold and/or a sinus infection after they travel. Follow this routine to avoid becoming the next victim.
Why are sinus infections so common following travel?
1). Unhealthy recirculated cabin air: breathing in other’s viruses and bacteria in a closed setting.
2). Dry cabin air, which dries the sinuses to create congestion.
3). Very low, or nearly devoid of negative ions. This can cause since pain and respiratory inflammation.
4). Weakened immune system caused by stress, lack of sleep and other factors to lower our resistance to sinus infection.
Avoid a Sinus Infection
Solutions to Avoid a Sinus Infection When Traveling
• Get a good night’s sleep before and after your flight.
• Arrive at the airport at least an hour early to minimize stress.
• Eat before leaving for the airport. Have a healthy snack to bring with you.
• Take grape-seed extract (100mg) at least 20 minutes before the preflight meal.
• Take antioxidants following your meal: Vitamin C (2,000 mg), vitamin E (400 IU)
Allimax or AlliUltra Allicin (180 to 360 mg), and a good multivitamin.
Take another grape-seed extract on an empty stomach during your flight.
• Follow the same antioxidant routine daily during travel.
To maintain optimal function of sinuses:
• Drink lots of bottled water before, during, and after the flight.
• Avoid caffeine and alcohol, since they are both diuretics.
• Use a saline nasal spray frequently, both during and after the flight. I recommend the Sinus Survival Spray, which contains three medicinal herbs. It is important to counter the dry air which is blown overhead drying sinus cavities.
• Travel with a negative-ion generator to place next to your hotel bed to clean the air and prevent infection. I recommend the Sinus Survival AirVitalizer. It is small and portable to take from your bedroom to use in hotels during travel.