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Is sinus an infection or an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Air Space

Sinuses are air spaces in your head that exist to keep your head from being too heavy.
The maxillary sinus when infected or otherwise irritated can cause toothache-like symptoms. Sinuses can also become inflamed from allergies. So, sinusitis can be the result of either infection or allergic reaction.

In brief: Air Space

Sinuses are air spaces in your head that exist to keep your head from being too heavy.
The maxillary sinus when infected or otherwise irritated can cause toothache-like symptoms. Sinuses can also become inflamed from allergies. So, sinusitis can be the result of either infection or allergic reaction.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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Dr. Duane Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Good to consider

Allergies can also trigger nasal and sinus fullness, congestion, pressure-like discomfort.
In fact, the two are related; allergies make sinus infections more common and difficult to treat. Sinus infections typically produce thicker, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose or throat, which causes cough; also bad breath. Sometimes it is useful to get a sinus CT to tell the difference.

In brief: Good to consider

Allergies can also trigger nasal and sinus fullness, congestion, pressure-like discomfort.
In fact, the two are related; allergies make sinus infections more common and difficult to treat. Sinus infections typically produce thicker, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose or throat, which causes cough; also bad breath. Sometimes it is useful to get a sinus CT to tell the difference.
Dr. Duane Gels
Dr. Duane Gels
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In brief: It can be BOTH

Sinus problems can be caused from either allergies or from infection.
.And even from a combination of both! get it checked by your medical doctor. 'sinus' are spaces in our face, under the bone... Everyone has sinuses.

In brief: It can be BOTH

Sinus problems can be caused from either allergies or from infection.
.And even from a combination of both! get it checked by your medical doctor. 'sinus' are spaces in our face, under the bone... Everyone has sinuses.
Dr. Fernando Juliao
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Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry

In brief: Sinus infection

A sinus infection will often cause the patient to feel tremendous pressure behind their nose and under their maxillary teeth.
Often the patient will report tooth aches and might wonder if a cavity is present. A 7-10 day course of antibiotics usually clears up these symptoms.

In brief: Sinus infection

A sinus infection will often cause the patient to feel tremendous pressure behind their nose and under their maxillary teeth.
Often the patient will report tooth aches and might wonder if a cavity is present. A 7-10 day course of antibiotics usually clears up these symptoms.
Dr. James Anderson
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