Does dust allergies cause sinusitis? Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Yes. Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections.

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I have acute sinusitis. I also have dust allergy and I do not know why I sneeze 20-30 times every morning, more so in winters. Any solution to this?

Sneezy and dopey. You need to see an allergist and get tested to figure this out and you might need some other x-rays of your sinuses. You don't want to be your own doctor even if you are one trust me on this. Read more...
More indoor time. Perhaps you are spending more time indoors in the winter and thus have more time to be exposed to dust mites which only dwell indoors. Burning wood or charcoal may also irritate the nose. Read more...

Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesnt help.

Yes. E cig is not as innocuous as it may appear. The heated chemical-containing vapor (even if it is "organic") may irritate your throat. The best way to tell is not to use it for 2 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. If you are pregnant , it is unwise to smoke anything since this may adversely impact the health of your baby possibly for the rest of his life. Read more...

Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?

Maybe. If you are genetically predisposaed to allergies, you could develop more allergies. Dust allergies are typically to dust miites, but dusty conditions at work are of dust from different sources, so it depends on what the dust is made of. Read more...

What to do if my dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Avoidance and meds. The primary treatment for allergies is avoidance. Even though 100% of dust cannot be removed, many measures can help decrease the indoor house dust mite load. After that, medications including antihistamines and topical nasal steroids can be effective and safe. An allergist can assist in treatment and evaluation for other conditions. Read more...

Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Not directly. The vocal cords are not usually the shock organ of respiratory allergies. However, you could have largyngitis from other conditions like infections and laryngopharyngeal reflux that aero allergens could secondarily aggravate. Read more...

Please tell me, could dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Vocal chords. if dust is overwhelming and daily, yes the dust allergy could swell vocal chords, get you hoarse. Another cause is acid reflux, constantly, over time would make you hoarse. Read more...

What are some ways to deal with pollen, dust allergies?

Prevention & meds. Dust prevention: hypoallergenic mattress sheet and pillow case, vacuum often, avoid clutter in room, change ac filter often, never use ceiling fan, air-purifier. Pollen prevention. Sinus rinse, shower after returning from outdoor, be proactive about medicine by checking pollen.Com. Days with high pollen count make sure to take your meds. Meds: otc like claritine/zyrtec, nasal spray rx by md. Read more...