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A 40-year-old member asked:

sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Sinusitis + allergy: Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections. This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal cavity and sinus cavities swell. When they swell, they block the tiny openings that connect the sinus cavity to the nasal cavity and bacteria trapped behind the blocked openings or ostia, then grow very numerous; next, your body sends white cells.

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Can you have sex with a girl that has a urinary tract infection and not get it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Yes: Vaginal penetration by the penis will not induce infection simply because your partner has a uti.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
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Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections.
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What causes frequent throat infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Many possibilities: Inadequate therapy, re-exposure or frequent exposure to persons with causative organisms (like schoolteachers), changes in immune function, chronic tonsillar infection, and so on and so on.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

How do I cure my allergy, suffering from allergic rhinitis for the last 10 yrs, with high eosinophil count constantly. I get bouts 2-3 times a week?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Long term affliction: The 3 primary approaches to allergy are: avoid -find out what & avoid, supress:use allergy med to reduce sx & retrain: use allergy shots to retrain your system not to react to offending agents. Allergy testing can give you an idea about your triggers & an allergist can advise you on allergy shots. Many otc allergy meds are available. If you smoke or have other irritant exposures they must also be.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I eat if I have oral allergy syndrome and fructose malabsorption?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Avoid fruit: But you can eat meat, fish, fowl, starches, grains, dairy, eggs, all cooked vegetables, some raw vegetables, oils, spices. You'll want to avoid most fruit.

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