why do i keep getting sinus infections

Why do i keep getting frequent sinus infections?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
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Several reasons


normally the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity. In some patients drainage can be inadequate because of scarring, tumor or congenital reasons. Alternatively other patients suffer from chronic mucosal inflammation due to allergies, recurrent upper respiratory infections, smoking or other irritants. Both conditions can cause recurrent sinus infections.
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How come I keep on getting sinus infections so frequently?

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Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Aperature of sinus


Many people get sinus infections due to allergies. However, chronic Rhinosinusitis is often caused by the inability of the sinus to properly drain. This leads to infections. If the sinus is unable to drain properly, then bacteria is unable to escape the confines of the sinus. A procedure commonly performed to aid in sinus draining is to widen the ostium (drainage hole) in the sinus. Keep Smiling !
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I keep getting sinus infections after maxillary surgery,why?

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Dr. Donald Cohen
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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It depends


It really depends on what kind of maxillary surgery you had. if the drainage opening from your sinus to your nose is blocked it can contribute to chronic infections. You may need to have your sinus irrigated to clear this but really need to see your surgeon to make a diagnosis as to why you are having problems. I would also advise that you stop smoking as this will aggravate your sinus .
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Flu & Cold

Do's And Don'ts

Most sinus infections do not need to be treated with antibiotics.

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I keep getting painful sinus infections, could there be a problem with my sinuses?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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Yes


Many questions first. Are you a smoker? Do you irrigate your sinuses with a saline/bicarb rinse daily? Once you have had sinus infections they may alter the lining of the sinuses which normally clear secretions. You may also have obstruction of the outlets to the nose from the sinuses. You may have bad dental problems. Strongly suggest you see an ENT doctor.
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I keep getting sinus infections had one a month ago and can feel it getting bad again, is there anything I can do to prevent getting these.?

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Dr. Tyler Lewark
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Yes!


There are many options but the most common solution is to get a prescription for a nasal steroid spray from your physician. Irrigating with saline is often quite helpful as well. Nasal steroid sprays are very safe despite the steroid component, as a tiny amount is absorbed into your system. However, the most important thing is to truly establish that you are getting sinus infections, as these are very often misdiagnosed.
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Do's And Don'ts

Chronic sinus infections in children can be relieved with tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy.

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My ears keep clogging up. My doc is convinced I have sinus infections every time & gives me amoxcillian but my sympptoms get worse with the pills.?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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See below


May be having problems with swollen Eustachian tubes preventing fluid from draining from middle ear. Try using a decongestant (NOT an antihistamine) to open up tubes. Chewing gum helps mobilize fluid. May not need antibiotics.
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Had maxillary surgery to remove a cyst in August now I keep getting sinus infections with right side runny nose yellow mucus along with funny taste?

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Dr. John T. Chiu
Allergy and Immunology

See surgeon


This is not the expected result from sinus surgery and thus you need to check with the surgeon re. the potential of any foreign body left behind especially if sinus infection was not the initial problem to start with If it was, then it may just be a continuation of the same process for which you should consult an allergist/immunologist.
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I have had 2 sinus infections in less than 2 months and also bronchitis. My family and I keep getting sick. Is there anything to do to prevent this.

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Dr. Seth M. Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Possibly


you can try to humidify your airways with cool mist humidifier, you can use a Netti Cup to irrigate your sinuses. wash your hands often, and eat lots of vegetables and fruit. If it continues, you should have your immune system checked as well as allergy testing
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I keep getting infections in my sinus close to my throat and ear. I've been taken antibiotic. But I still get it every few weeks. It seems the antibiotic didn't do the job. What can I do.?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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Sinusitis


This can result from allergies, common colds, dental infections, trauma, nose bleeds and other things. They all produce obstruction to drainage. You can try to remedy this with sinus rinses twice a day, use of a nasal steroid spray, and stay away from antibiotics if at all possible. See an ENT doctor if this continues.
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How can I get rid of regular sinus infections?

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Dr. David A. Cohen
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See an ENT doctor


You may have a anatomical abnormaality predisposing to infections like a deviated nasal septum. You may want to see an ENT physician.

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