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can allergies turn into a sinus infection

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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That is a million: dollar question! In theory - allergies are cause by environmental triggers and cause inflammation. A sinus infection is caused by a bug - virus, fungu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose , clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla ( ... Read More
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Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Supportive Care: Most over the counter cold remedies have medications that should help with both of these symptoms. If you have known allergies or highly suspect them, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tough to determine: On symptoms alone, but bacterial sinusitis is way overdiagnosed and some studies suggest that antibiotics don't hasten resolution that much anyway. I ... Read More
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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rhinosinusitis: By saying allergies i suppose you refer to allergic rhinitis when you have seasonal sneezing spells, watery and itchy eyes and nose. Sinusitis and rhi ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Difference: The mucus discharge in allergies is clear and watery. The nasal discharge in a paranasal sinusitis is thick, green or yellowish and is rarely bloody. ... Read More
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: One does not lead to another.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Timing, pain: Colds cause most sinus infections, so it probably isn't a sinus infection until you've had it for 10 days or so. I'ts unlikely but not impossible to s ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not easy: Since both may be associated with nasal congestion. Sinus infection however usually involves one side and may be associated with headaches, lighthead ... Read More
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