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Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Yes

If the air pollution causes inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses.
.. Then yes it can cause sinusitis. It is not a typical cause and if you are having recurrent episodes, i would explore other causative factors.

In brief: Yes

If the air pollution causes inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses.
.. Then yes it can cause sinusitis. It is not a typical cause and if you are having recurrent episodes, i would explore other causative factors.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Absolutely

Any airborne irritant, including allergens and pollutants can trigger a sinus infection.
If you live in an area with bad pollution, consider using saline rinses in you nose daily or more often.

In brief: Absolutely

Any airborne irritant, including allergens and pollutants can trigger a sinus infection.
If you live in an area with bad pollution, consider using saline rinses in you nose daily or more often.
Dr. Sanford Archer
Dr. Sanford Archer
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