Frequent sinus infections! Need OTC treatment?

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.

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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...

How can I avoid 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...

How can I avoid frequent sinus infections?

Difficult. Other than frequent hand-washing to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria and avoiding sick contacts, there isn't a lot more you can do. Certainly controlling nasal allergies can help, with the use of nasal sprays and other meds. Saline irrigation may help. Read more...

Why do I keep getting frequent sinus infections?

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. 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...

Can EBV suppress the body's immunity so much one can get frequent sinus infections/sick all the time?

? Unresolved chronic. sinusitis, you need to be checked by an allergist/immunologist, look up aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck. Read more...

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...

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...

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...