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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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I have acute sinusitis. I also have dust allergy and I do not know why i sneeze 20-30 times every morning, more so in winters. Any solution to this?

I have acute sinusitis. I also have dust allergy and I do not know why i sneeze 20-30 times every morning, more so in winters. Any solution to this?

Sneezy and dopey: You need to see an allergist and get tested to figure this out and you might need some other x-rays of your sinuses. You don't want to be your own doctor even if you are one trust me on this. ...Read more

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Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesnt help.

Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesnt help.

Yes: E cig is not as innocuous as it may appear. The heated chemical-containing vapor (even if it is "organic") may irritate your throat. The best way to tell is not to use it for 2 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. If you are pregnant , it is unwise to smoke anything since this may adversely impact the health of your baby possibly for the rest of his life. ...Read more

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Severe sinusitus/dust allergy GP discussing allergy shots thru specialist. But I heard on chat sites its not effective after 2 years is this true?

Severe sinusitus/dust allergy GP discussing allergy shots thru specialist. But I heard on chat sites its not effective after 2 years is this true?

No: Allergy immunotherapy or allergy shots are very effective in majority of patients. See an allergist for evaluation and see what the treatment options are for your situation. ...Read more

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Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?

Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?

Maybe: If you are genetically predisposaed to allergies, you could develop more allergies. Dust allergies are typically to dust miites, but dusty conditions at work are of dust from different sources, so it depends on what the dust is made of. ...Read more

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How to avoid dust allergies when away from home?

How to avoid dust allergies when away from home?

Not easy, use meds: Allergy symptoms are expected when exposed to what cause them in a particular person. Know where you will stay in advance, if there is a choice, prefer non-carpeted, vacuumed rooms. Remember to use maintenance medications to prevent allergy flare up. Use nasal/sinus saline washes to reduce dust in nose passages. Stay outdoors if there is no pollen allergy. ...Read more

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What are some ways to deal with pollen, dust allergies?

What are some ways to deal with pollen, dust  allergies?

Prevention & meds: Dust prevention: hypoallergenic mattress sheet and pillow case, vacuum often, avoid clutter in room, change ac filter often, never use ceiling fan, air-purifier. Pollen prevention. Sinus rinse, shower after returning from outdoor, be proactive about medicine by checking pollen.Com. Days with high pollen count make sure to take your meds. Meds: otc like claritine/zyrtec, nasal spray rx by md. ...Read more

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Are dust allergies related to bug bites or spider bites?

Are dust allergies related to bug bites or spider bites?

No: However the venom of bugs can render you allergic to it. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Not directly: The vocal cords are not usually the shock organ of respiratory allergies. However, you could have largyngitis from other conditions like infections and laryngopharyngeal reflux that aero allergens could secondarily aggravate. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more