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Can Allergies Turn Into A Sinus Infection
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Rarely if ever: By "turn into a disease", I suspect you're asking whether there are any complications or serious health problems from vaginal yeast infections. This could happen -- e.g. spread of yeast to the kidneys, or getting into the bloodstream (sepsis, "blood poisoning"). But these are extremely rare and occur only in people with other life threatening problems like advanced cancer on potent chemotherapy. ...Read more
Is it true post nasal drip from allergies can turn into pneumonia? Is it true PND can enter your lungs?
Not usually: Damage done by a viral cold can enable pneumonia-causing pathogens to gain access, but this is not generally true for allergy. Allergy and poor nasal/sinus health will increase frequency of viral infections that can then open the door for pneumonia, usually only in susceptible populations. PND does not carry infection to the lung. In fact, automated reflexes in the throat cause it to be swallowed ...Read more
No: Frontal sinuses are located just above the nose and are not formed in an young child; maxillary sinuses that are located on either side of the nose do not get blocked as they have a large opening. So, sinus infections do not happen in infants. Yellow eyes are from jaundice or severe cases of hypercarotenemia. So, if the eyes are yellow, the infant needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A sinus infeciton can turn into a fungal infection, which can be very difficult to treat. In certain cases, due to the severity of a fungal infection, some individuals have had to have major resections of their jaw in order to erradicate the fungal infection. So, i don't recommend you putting off dealing with a sinus infection. If you have one, get seen by a sinus specialist asap. Keep smiling. ...Read more
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 mucous, your smell receptors in the nose don't work as well; and (2) if bacteria are present along with purulent drainage, the germs in this carry their own rather unpleasant odor. Sinus infections can also be a cause of bad breath. ...Read more
Can pnd cause acute bronchitis or bronchitis like symptoms? I read that it can drip down into your bronchial tubes resulting in this.
Sinobronchial synd: Yes, it is thought that post-nasal drainage or drip can flow from the back of the nose to the airway through the pharynx. The pharynx is a very complex area where the air you breath and everything you swallow have to cross. Pnd can get to the trachea. Many times is causes throat clearing and cough, but I have certainly see patient develop bronchitis from colds or other upper respiratory illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could inducing sneezes lead to nasal allergies eventually, like using a q-tip to sneeze. Could it lead to nasal allergies aside from being induced?
Yes: Unfortunately, yeast infections can turn into bacterial. Sometimes it's due to the cream that one uses to treat yeast infections, your body can have a reaction to those chemicals which can then lead to bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes a woman goes back and forth between the 2. Best, if you can, is try to figure out what in diet or environment caused initial infection and prevent that. ...Read more
I often feel nasal irritation and congestion, sinus CT always comes clear, can a person have infection at back of nasal airways, withou sinus infection?
Sinus drip?: Can postnasal drip be the only symptom of a sinus infection? ANS: yes ...Read more
Not likely: Nose blowing seeks to push mucus out of the sinuses, not drag bad air into them. ...Read more
I have a cyst in my sphenoid sinus cavity. Also seasonal allergies, prone to sinus infections, drainage, and sinus headaches. Are they connected?
Yes: And you would better follow up with an allergist and ENT, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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