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Does dust allergies cause sinusitis? Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Does dust allergies cause sinusitis?         Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Yes: Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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Can allergies to mold and dust cause burping?

Can allergies to mold and dust cause burping?

No: Mold and dust are airborne allergens, with the usual symptoms being runny nose, stuffy nose, mild cough, and itching in the nose and/or eyes. People whose have asthma symptoms can get more wheezing and coughing when the air has mold or dust. Burping is not a respiratory symptom, but instead is from air escaping up from the stomach. Burping is not caused by airborne allergens. ...Read more

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Can pollens cause a sinus infection?

Can pollens cause a sinus infection?

Secondarily: If you have an allergy which produces swelling in your nostrils this may block drainage from the frontal and maxillary sinuses and this may result in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can an ENT specialist detect a postnasal drip that is caused by pollen allergies?

Can an ENT specialist detect a postnasal drip that is caused by pollen allergies?

Yes: Any doctor can look at the back of your throat to see if you have post nasal drip. Determining if it caused by allergies requires allergy testing and you should see an allergist for this. ...Read more

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Can nasal inflammation be due to allergies?

Can nasal inflammation be due to allergies?

Yes: There are three main causes of inflammation in the nose: allergies, infection, and autoimmune disorders, in which your immune system is attacking your own tissues. The first two are far more common. Persistent inflammation is most likely due to allergies and is often seasonal. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...Read more

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How can you treat post-nasal drip caused by allergies?

How can you treat post-nasal drip caused by allergies?

Allergy test: See an allergist and get treated. Nasal congestion diffuse tea tree oil 2hrs a days does wonders. ...Read more

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Can large tonsils be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Can large tonsils be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Unlikely: It is common to see children with chronic nasal congestion have enlarged tonsils and adenoids, some of them have allergies too, but one usually does not lead to the other. ...Read more

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Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Can cat allergies cause an asthma attack?

Yes: Cat allergy seems to be particularly potent for triggering asthma symptoms in patients with cat allergy + asthma. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Can a nose allergy or nasal polyps cause exercise-induced asthma?

Can a nose allergy or nasal polyps cause exercise-induced asthma?

Allergies and asthma: Nasal allergies have been demonstrated to be a trigger for asthma in general. Nasal polyps can occur secondary to allergies but can also occur on their own. They too are linked to asthma. Semper's triad consists of nasal polyps, asthma and Aspirin allergy. ...Read more

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What could cause nasal inflammation due to allergies?

What could cause nasal inflammation due to allergies?

Inflammation: If you have allergies in your nose, by definition some degree of inflammation occurs due to the complex release of eosinophilic products relased as well as mast cell and neutrophil products and by products and cytokines. This is usually self perpetuating. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause your ears to itch?

Can seasonal allergies cause your ears to itch?

Yes: They can definitely cause the sensation of itching in your eustacian tubes between your ears and throat. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Yes: If the air pollution causes inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses... Then yes it can cause sinusitis. It is not a typical cause and if you are having recurrent episodes, i would explore other causative factors. ...Read more

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Can recent bronchitis cause allergies to go hay wire?

Can recent bronchitis cause allergies to go hay wire?

Possible: Bronchitis is typically a viral infection. Most viral infections can 'interact', for lack of a better word, with one's allergies and may increase symtpoms. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more