Patient Comments: Sinus Infection - Causes

Are you prone to sinus infections? If so, what do you believe is the cause(s)?

Comment from: Hannah, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 03

I have severe asthma. My neighbors chain smoke all day and all night. It drifts into our house despite herculean efforts to block it. They are less than 5 feet from my windows and air conditioner the whole time. These two things definitely irritate and leave me vulnerable to not just violent asthma attacks but almost constant sinus and allergy issues.

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Comment from: harry1, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I have had problems with sinuses since using e-cigarettes 12 months ago. I think I am allergic to propylene.

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Comment from: Tom, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: October 07

My sinus infection was apparently caused by an infected tooth which had to be removed after an x-ray.

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Comment from: Roelof, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 09

When you deal with the emotional turmoil of lifelong anger, less adrenaline and consequently histamines will be produced. Then the sinuses will stay clear!

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Comment from: himanshu, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 24

I got diagnosed with sinus infection very late now when it has caused a clot in my neck. It gets worse in winters and nose mucus keeps flowing.

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Comment from: May, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 05

After dental treatment with implants I developed a sinus infection and still have a horrible taste in my mouth when I wake up in morning.

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Comment from: InPain, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

A dog bit my face, puncturing the bridge of my nose. I have a sinus infection as a result because bacteria invaded; I also had a skin rash as a result. It's the worst injury ever since I may also have nerve damage and pain in the area where the canine caused a deep puncture wound. I am miserable.

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Comment from: Hattchu!, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

A bit of Vicks VapoRub in (a cup or bowl of) hot water, with a towel over the head like a tent, and breathe through nose.

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