Question: How do allergies turn into infections and are there steps people can take to mitigate the problem?
I understand this area is disastrous for allergic people. The wind, the pollen, ragweed counts, the mountain pine and cedar all play a role in pushing our immune systems to the limits. I suffer just as much as many of my patients.
Allergies can become infections, as it is just a matter of time. Most allergy specialists believe that after four to five days of the sniffles, sneezes and drainage, the sinuses can become infected.
Acute sinusitis requires four symptoms for diagnosis. They are congestion, purulent drainage, facial pressure or pain and decreased sense of smell. Sometimes fevers can accompany a sinus