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.

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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.

I am 19 and allergic to citrus. I get sick quite often and am prone to frequent sinus infections. Is it bc I don't take in vitamin c?

Hard to say. You can get vitamin c in pill form without risk of allergic response and likely get some from other non citrus sources. Whether this has anything to do with your sinus infections is hard to say, but rather unlikely. Exposure to nasal irritants like smoke or fragrance, allergic triggers, and uri's have more impact on sinus disease frequency. Avoiding such agents and nasal wash decreases frequency.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.