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Bishop: Monsoon Season Brings Bacterial, Fungal Infections

Wednesday, August 19, 2020  

During monsoon season, Arizona’s unique desert storms may bring cooler weather to the Valley, but they also increase respiratory disease and other health risks for us Phoenicians. When it finally arrives here in the Phoenix area, monsoons and haboobs bring intense pressure build up and thick walls of dust, manure, pesticides from agricultural land and whatever else the storm picks up along the way.

As a Valley naturopathic physician and founder of Keystone Natural Family Medicine, our team of doctors see an influx of sinus infections around monsoon season.

When symptoms of a sinus infection appear patients are typically prescribed antibiotics to fight the bacterial disease. But when taking antibiotics seem ineffective or of little help, it’s evident that the cause may not be bacterial.

So if it isn’t bacterial, then what is causing a spike in sinus infections? ...Read more.