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What could cause frequent sinus infections?

What could cause  frequent sinus infections?

Multiple things: Frequent colds (uri), nasal allergies, hay fever, smoking, nasal polyps, septal deviation, turbinate enlargement, and foreign material in the nose (common in kids) can lead to sinus infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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What could be the cause of my frequent sinus infections?

What could be the cause of my frequent sinus infections?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors(iga, etc) may help identify. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause anxiety attack?

Can sinus infections cause anxiety attack?

Well, sure: Anxiety has no specific inciting "test book" events that cause attacks, but each individual may act differently to stressors around them. Certainly, a sinus infection may cause someone with anxiety to get stressed and have an "attack." ...Read more

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I have been exposed to fiberglass fibers that were on my vehicle. Can it cause sinus infections?

I have been exposed to fiberglass fibers that were on my vehicle. Can it cause sinus infections?

Allergen: Any allergen that causes nasal congestion, inflammation could trigger a sinusitis and possibly a sinus infection. I wouldn't suspect that being briefly exposed to fiberglass fibers would put you at any higher risk for sinus infection than being exposed to cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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I'm a non-smoker with chronic sinus infections that have no environmental cause. Why am I getting black streaks in my mucus?

I'm a non-smoker with chronic sinus infections that have no environmental cause. Why am I getting black streaks in my mucus?

From the sinus inf: Consult an allergist/immunologist as well as an ENT to find out the cause. The streaks in your mucus may be from old blood from the infection and possibly from a fungal sinusitis. ...Read more

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I had 4 sinus infections in a month 1/2 I waa told it was because I had allergies that I didn't know I had.. Can allergies cause sinus infections?

I had 4 sinus infections in a month 1/2 I waa told it was because I had allergies that I didn't know I had.. Can allergies cause sinus infections?

In a way.: Allergies cause sinus and nasal mucus production, as well as swelling of the lining of the nose and sinuses. Since the openings into the sinuses are pretty small to begin with, swelling+drainage+any bacteria that got into a sinus=sinus infection. Work with your doctor to get your allergies under control, and your rate of sinus infections should drop. Feel better! ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause pain in your teeth?

Can sinus infections cause pain in your teeth?

Yes: The roots of the back upper teeth can protrude or are in close proximity to the maxillary sinuses. If the sinuses are flaring up, this can cause your teeth to be sensitive. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause sinus infections and migraines?

Stuffy nose: With chronic sinus congestion, pressure changes in sinuses causes severe headaches sometimes. Relieve allergic rhinitis, clean out sinuses, do those nasal irrigations, take your allergy medicines, and your headaches will subside. Go on a plane or dive with sinus congestion and you will be in trouble from the change in pressure. ...Read more

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What causes frequent sinus infections?

What causes frequent sinus infections?

Usually viruses but: Recurring sinus infections are more often due to virus(and not bacteria)..They can be caused by frequent exposure to others who have respiratory infections(ie, teachers, students) ;or having underlying allergies; have some "anatomic" issues with your nasal and sinus passages; or rarely a "minor" immune problem. See an allergist for a careful evaluation. There are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more