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Allergic Fungal Sinusitis

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Do you have Allergic Fungal Sinusitis?

By The Air Purifier

AFS or Allergic Fungal Sinusitis is a common fungal infection located in the sinuses. Your sinuses can get infected by environmental mold either inside or outside the home. This infection will produce blocked/clogged sinuses and thick sticky mucus.

You can develop chronic sinusitis with this condition which can affect the sense of smell. If you have this condition and its is left untreated it could lead to vision problems.

Symptoms

This problem can occur at any age but is more common in children and young adults. People with this problem have a history of allergies, nasal polyps and asthma. Here are some symptoms:

  • Slowing of sinus drainage
  • Stopping of sinus drainage
  • Constantly having one or both nostrils plugged

Causes and Factors

This could be caused by mold spores in your home or office. Mold spores are small particles that get into the air and are breathed in by people living or working nearby. You need to know if black mold is present in your home or workplace. People will have more reactions to Black Mold spores than any other type of mold.



Note: You can Avoid Health Issues if your Allergy is Detected & Treated.


Treatments

Treatment for AFS could be removal of the fungal debris in your sinuses by surgery. Doctors can prescribe Steroids before and after surgery. Doctors could also use anti-inflammatory therapy for Allergic Fungal Sinusitis.

Air Filtration

Using an Air Purifier that uses a HEPA filter is a way to help eliminate mold spores from the air. You could also vacuum your rugs with a HEPA vacuum cleaner because mold spores can settle down into your rugs.

Conclusion

If your sinuses are constantly plugged it could be a sign you are being exposed to some sort of Allergen (Mold) and not a Bacterial or Viral infection.

Resources

Cedars-Sinai - Allergic Fungal Sinusitis - https://www.cedars-sinai.org/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/a/allergic-fungal-sinusitis.html



Indoor Air Quality

The Air in Your Home is much dirtier than the air outside, regardless of where you live. According to the EPA, the typical air in your home is one of the top Environmental Hazards

A High Level of Airborne Allergens like Bacteria/Viruses, Dust Mites, Mold Spores, Pet Dander & Pollen can lead to Allergies, Asthma, Cold/Flu Viruses, Sinus Infections & Respiratory Illnesses.

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