A 51-year-old member asked:
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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles.
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Sinus infection: yes it can. You may try saline lovage for nasal toile ting. As your infection resolves, the odor will diminish as well.
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Dr. Sanford Archer
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Not likely: Nose blowing seeks to push mucus out of the sinuses, not drag bad air into them.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Possible allergies: I suggest getting checked for allergic rhinitis and seasonal allergies. OTC antihistamines and nasal saline rinses should help relieve your symptoms.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
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Sinus inf & smell: Sinus infections can definitely alter your sense of smell. First of all, with the thickening of the mucous membranes and the presence of extra thick m ... Read More
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