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If I suffer from allergies and asthma, could I be at risk of getting acute sinusitis?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not really...
Acute sinusitis is due to an infection of your sinuses and your risk for this is not increased by the presence of asthma.
However, if you get acute sinusitis, this could lead to an asthma exacerbation so see your doctor for treatment if you develop symptoms of acute sinusitis.

In brief: Not really...
Acute sinusitis is due to an infection of your sinuses and your risk for this is not increased by the presence of asthma.
However, if you get acute sinusitis, this could lead to an asthma exacerbation so see your doctor for treatment if you develop symptoms of acute sinusitis.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most sinusitis are related to prolonged nasal congestion .
Thus you will need to control the nasal congestion in order to reduce the risk of sinusitis. Although sinusitis may aggravate asthma, it is not caused by it.

In brief: Yes
Most sinusitis are related to prolonged nasal congestion .
Thus you will need to control the nasal congestion in order to reduce the risk of sinusitis. Although sinusitis may aggravate asthma, it is not caused by it.
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes it often
Occurs with the other two .
.. But not always. Best thing is to find out what causes your allergies (?Pets, dust , pollen etc. ) and avoid as best as possible. Your allergist can give you a nasal spray to keep your passages open and avoid sinus issues. Www. Acaai .Org.

In brief: Yes it often
Occurs with the other two .
.. But not always. Best thing is to find out what causes your allergies (?Pets, dust , pollen etc. ) and avoid as best as possible. Your allergist can give you a nasal spray to keep your passages open and avoid sinus issues. Www. Acaai .Org.
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, for two reasons: allergic inflammation in the sinuses increases blood flow, so bacteria in the sinuses are better able to get the nutrients they need to grow.
Second, sinus health is all about drainage - and the inflammation of allergies causes swelling that impairs drainage. Add the inflammation of a viral or bacterial infection, and the drain openings swell shut -> acute sinusitis.

In brief: Yes
Yes, for two reasons: allergic inflammation in the sinuses increases blood flow, so bacteria in the sinuses are better able to get the nutrients they need to grow.
Second, sinus health is all about drainage - and the inflammation of allergies causes swelling that impairs drainage. Add the inflammation of a viral or bacterial infection, and the drain openings swell shut -> acute sinusitis.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Your allegies may cause edema and swelling of the mucus membranes causing inflammed sinuses.

In brief: Possibly
Your allegies may cause edema and swelling of the mucus membranes causing inflammed sinuses.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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