Causes of Sinus Allergies

There are several airborne substances that we inhale through our mouth and nose. Many of these irritate the sinuses and can lead to allergies. For example, Pollen, which is nothing but a small particle released by flowering plant, enters our body while breathing. The mucus that is present in sinuses ambushes that dirt as a defense mechanism to prevent it from entering our lungs.

However, the mucus cannot cope with the relentless onslaught. Over time, these pollen allergens prevent the mucus from draining properly, which then accumulates and becomes the perfect breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. This leads to nasal blocks and infections.

Over time, ragweed and pollen lead to allergies. Hay Fever, which is a serious problem, starts with ragweed and pollen allergy but is often ignored because the symptoms are very similar – itchy and flowing nose etc. If not cured on time, it can lead to major disorders.

Other allergens that can cause sinus inflammation are dirt, pollution, animal hair, food particles cloth fibers, mold, dead insects remains and wastes, and other remains.

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