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ALLERGIES

HOW ALLERGIES TRIGGER SINUS PROBLEMS

Sinus congestion and sneezing

Allergens (allergy-causing substances) cause an immune system response throughout the body, but especially in the nasal regions of the face. These allergy symptoms can include sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and a runny nose. As part of this response, nasal passages become inflamed and swollen. If the nasal congestion blocks the drainage of your sinuses, sinus congestion and pain can follow.

WHICH SINUSES ARE CAUSING YOUR SINUS PAIN?

Frontal

Frontal

in your forehead, vary greatly in size

Ethmoid

Ethmoid

behind your nose and between your eyes, about the size of a matchbox

Maxillary

Maxillary

behind your cheekbones, between the bottom of your eyes, and the top of your upper jaw, about the size of a large walnut

Sphenoid

Sphenoid

deep in your head behind your nose, about the size of a large grape

TIPS FOR ALLERGY RELIEF