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30 y/o m, just got over severe pneumonia, now has what seems to be sinus infection ever since. Could they be linked?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Sinus congestion can linger after pneumonia.
It usually starts with a viral infection and then the sinuses get blocked causing pressure. You can try saline nasal washes to open the sinus passages and promote drainage.

In brief: Yes

Sinus congestion can linger after pneumonia.
It usually starts with a viral infection and then the sinuses get blocked causing pressure. You can try saline nasal washes to open the sinus passages and promote drainage.
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Definitely

Serious pneumonias can sometimes wreak havoc on the same defenses that protect you from sinus infections (like the damage caused by hurricane katrina hitting the gulf coast)- the extent of damage may takes months or more to recover from. Rarely, the damage imay contribute to developing something called cvid- a vaccine challenge test can be done by an id or allergy doctor to diagnose it.

In brief: Definitely

Serious pneumonias can sometimes wreak havoc on the same defenses that protect you from sinus infections (like the damage caused by hurricane katrina hitting the gulf coast)- the extent of damage may takes months or more to recover from. Rarely, the damage imay contribute to developing something called cvid- a vaccine challenge test can be done by an id or allergy doctor to diagnose it.
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