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
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.