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Patti, it does seem like a lot of us have sinus problems. My guess is that sinus problems are more common in the general population nowadays. I think maybe we've (as a population) taken so many antibiotics (and there are so many antibiotics in our meat) that we've bred more stubborn bacteria and viruses that are harder for our bodies to fight. I also think air pollution and all the artificial fragrances we're exposed to add to the problem. Most of us are chronically dehydrated and that keeps the mucus thick and inhibits our immune systems. Add in that most Americans are suffering from inflammation due to poor diets, and it's a recipe for sinus pain. I've been trying to drink more water to keep the mucus thinned out. It seems to help somewhat. Also rinsing my mouth frequently with a mix of 1 or 2 drops tea tree oil in about a cup of water helps keep my whole mouth and sinuses healthier.