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Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Sinusitis + allergy

Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections.
This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal cavity and sinus cavities swell. When they swell, they block the tiny openings that connect the sinus cavity to the nasal cavity and bacteria trapped behind the blocked openings or ostia, then grow very numerous; next, your body sends white cells.

In brief: Sinusitis + allergy

Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections.
This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal cavity and sinus cavities swell. When they swell, they block the tiny openings that connect the sinus cavity to the nasal cavity and bacteria trapped behind the blocked openings or ostia, then grow very numerous; next, your body sends white cells.
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