Family Health: Help Your Sinuses with More Humidity, Moisturizer

Published 11/15 2013 07:58AM

Updated 11/15 2013 08:47AM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The lack of humidity in colder air can take a toll on your sinuses. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends your home have a humidity level between 25 and 40 percent in the winter months.
 
When it dips beloew that, you may start complaining about sore throats and other ailments.

Sipping water throughout the day can help you moisturize from the inside-out. 

Doctors say there is a simple way to tell if you're getting enough fluids.
 
"We say the term "pee-pale", so if your urine is relatively clear, you're getting plenty of fluid in and that could be enough to keep those tissues nice and moist," says Dr. Michael Benninger with the Cleveland Clinic's Head & Neck Institute.

Dr. Benninger says you can also use a nasal moisturizer or saline spray to moisturize your nose.

In other health news, November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - and FOX16 has been trying to make you aware of free services.

In fact, today The Shot Clinic of Little Rock is setting up shop at Landers Toyota on Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.

They'll be doing free PSA testing - which is the test to determine the likelihood that you have prostate  cancer. They'll also be checking testosterone levels.

It's all free and the clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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