Can a small airway passage be causing frequent sinus infections?

Maybe. This could make you more prone to them. 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; or rarely a "minor" immune problem. See an allergist and ENT for a careful evaluation.
Theoretically. A "small" nasal passage can lead to frequent sinus infections especially if you have nasal inflammation from a cold, nasal allergies or a deviated nasal septum that is interfering with sinus and nasal mucus flow. Chech with an ENT to assess nasal airway size and sinus anatomy. Nasal endoscopy and sinus ct may be needed.

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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...
Allergies or nasal. Recurring sinus infections 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...

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...

What can I do to avoid/cure frequent sinus infections?

Figure out cause. Though antibiotics can treat bacterial sinus infections. Most are caused by viruses. Frequent sinus infections may be the result of an immune system problem. Since recurrent sinus infections are uncommon, it may require the help of specialists (eg. Infectious diseases doctor, otolaryngologist, allergy/immunologist) to diagnose the underlying cause and to treat it. Read more...
Suggestions. True viral illness will resolve without treatment.A bacterial sinusitis usually follows a cold or allergy with escalating symptoms over 7-14 days or persisting more than 3-4 weeks. True recurrent bacterial infec are often associated with anatomic blockage of the sinus openings. Daily nasal steroids can be preventive. Be aggressive treating symptoms at cold onset. Vitamind to boost immune system. Read more...

Are there any good ways to prevent frequent sinus infections with bronchitis?

Keep the nose workin. Over the counter decongestants regularly, a vaporizor at bed time, salene nasal spray. The nose is the guardian of your lungs. As sure as you plug up your nose you may be looking at the bronchitis. Read more...

Why do I get frequent sinus infections all the time?

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...

Frequent sinus infections be treated with saline drops?

Probably helpful. Might use saline irrigation over drops, although some controversy.My patients have found it useful.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). Read more...