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Are sinus infections common in people with allergies? How do you know your allergies have turned into an infection?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Secretions

The main difference between allergies and sinus infections is thick, green secretions every time you blow your nose - this typically doesn't occur with allergies.
Extreme sinus pressure is also more likely a sign of an infection rather than allergies. Also, allergies never cause a fever.

In brief: Secretions

The main difference between allergies and sinus infections is thick, green secretions every time you blow your nose - this typically doesn't occur with allergies.
Extreme sinus pressure is also more likely a sign of an infection rather than allergies. Also, allergies never cause a fever.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Allergy & Sinusitis

People with allergies are more prone to sinus infections, particularly when allergies are not under control.
Inflammation of the nasal lining from allergies, close off the drainage pathways of the sinuses so they are not able to drain. This, combined with a viral upper respiratory tract infection provides the ideal environment for a bacterial infection to take hold.

In brief: Allergy & Sinusitis

People with allergies are more prone to sinus infections, particularly when allergies are not under control.
Inflammation of the nasal lining from allergies, close off the drainage pathways of the sinuses so they are not able to drain. This, combined with a viral upper respiratory tract infection provides the ideal environment for a bacterial infection to take hold.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
With sinusitis you may have one or some of a combination of facial pain, headache, nasal congestion and/or (purulent ) milky, greenish, yellow or grayish nasal discharge, cough, fever, post nasal drip.
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