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A 32-year-old male asked:

Does sinus disease go away? a recent head mri revealed sinusitus but i am not symptomatic in any way so could it have been there for a while and me not know it? have an ent appt next week. just curious. i have a history of seasonal allergies

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Dr. Robert Sterling
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
SinusAin'tYourFriend: Yes, allergies alone can cause a "boggy" sinus lining and maybe look like sinusitis on an MRI,. But if you don't have symptoms (like pain,pressure, fever, nasal discharge) then you don't have active sinusitis! Probably best to get the ENT's exam and opinion. The sinuses are funny structures. They don't drain well and once an infection sets in it's hard to get rid of. Same for allergic "bogginess."
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Chronic sinusitis: Is usually a silent disesse, it flares up with any infection, if not aggressively managed it can stay dormant for sometime, yes allergies can be a cause, and yes it can be treated, keep your appointment with the ENT, wish you wellness
Last updated Aug 23, 2015

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