Sinus Infection and Yellow Toenail Questions Answered!

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Playing Your Allergy and Toenail Fungus Questions Answered

Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon and dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra answer two viewer’s questions in a rapid-quick-fire game where they are given just 15 seconds! Dr. Ordon takes the first one: can an allergy attack turn into a sinus infection?

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Dr. Ordon explains it can! Nasal allergies will cause edema (swelling) congestion in the nose and that will close the natural openings from the sinuses, setting you up to develop sinusitis or inflammation. He says to get those allergies under control, irrigate the nose and use decongestants.

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Dr. Batra is up next. A viewer shares a photo of their yellow toenail asking what is causing it and how can it be treated. Dr. Batra says it is most likely a fungal infection, onychomycosis, more common in adults than children. An antifungal medication is needed, the most common one is Ciclopirox solution. 

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