What are the possible complications of mold-related allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Long-term complications among persons who consistently breathe through their mouths include adenoid hypertrophy, adenoiditis, and recurrent sinus infections, all of which can lead to poor quality of sleep. Some individuals may develop obstructive sleep apnea. Chronic sinus drainage can cause bronchitis, pneumonia, or bronchiectasis. For some children, sinusitis can lead to orbital or periorbital cellulitis.


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