DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Infectious

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■ Bacterial

■ Fungal

■ Viral

Irritants

■ Car exhaust ■ New carpeting

■ Chemicals ■ Paints

■ Cigarette smoke ■ Perfume

■ Cleaning products ■ Stress

■ Industry-related products ■ Foods

Allergic

■ Environmental

■ Foods

Traumatic/Anatomic Variants

■ Nasal and/or sinus structures

■ Septum

■ Iatrogenic (previous surgery)

Sinus Tips:
Refrain from drinking or eating for at least Vi hour after the examination because your throat will still be numb. Do not drink or eat any hot foods for approximately 2 hours after
As you can see, CAID is complex, and its diagnosis is multifaceted. That is why it is important for anyone who suffers from one or more limbs of CAID to be managed by a team of phy
I strongly believe that anyone who suffers from any limb of CAID is experiencing symptoms because of a genetic predisposition. In other words, CAID sufferers are easily affected by
Your role in accurately conveying your symptoms is probably the most important aspect of the diagnosis. I tell my patients all the time that they are the best resource in finding a
For you to obtain the right treatment, you need to determine which of these underlying causes is aggravating your system and causing your CAID symptoms. As you can see from the dif
■ Bacterial ■ Fungal ■ Viral Irritants ■ Car exhaust ■ New carpeting ■ Chemicals ■ Paints ■ Cigarette smoke ■ Perfume ■
This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.