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Can you prevent a sinus infection?
Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, why do I always get sinus infections?
Sinusitis is usually caused by a virus and oftenpersists even after other upper respiratory symptoms are gone. Insome cases, bacteria, or rarely fungus, may cause a sinusinfection. Other conditions such as allergies, nasal polyps,and tooth infections can also contribute to sinuspain and symptoms.
what happens if you let a sinus infection go untreated? Also in rare cases, sinus infections in the rearcenter of one's head can spread into the brain. Thiscan lead to life-threatening conditions like meningitis orbrain abscess, Dr. Sindwani says. “Before antibiotics, peoplewould die from sinusitis,” he says. Ifthe condition lingers or worsens, call your doctor.
Also Know, can you get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotics?
Even without antibiotics, most people canfight off a bacterial infection, especially if symptoms aremild. About 70 percent of the time, symptoms of acute bacterialsinus infections go away within two weeks withoutantibiotics.
What foods should you avoid if you have sinus problems?
Here is a list of 7 common foods present in every pantrywhich cause congestion:
- Refined Sugars. Sugars, when eaten in small amounts, areharmless but when the intake is high, it not only makes you fat butalso has inflammation enhancing properties.
- Spicy Foods.
- Wine & Other Alcohols.
- Red Meat.