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A 39-year-old member asked:

could it happen that a nut allergy cause a sinus infection?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Unlikely: One does not lead to another.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: Sinusitis may result from allergic reactions which involve the upper respiratory tract. By creating swelling of the tissues inside the nose you can close off drainage from the paranasal sinuses and the subsequent accumulation of fluid can secondarily result in sinus infection. This is one of the significant predisposing factors to sinusitis.

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