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A 16-year-old female asked:

The cold season is close. i had sinusitis treatment this year. i am cured forever? if not, how can i protect myself during the cold season? thanks.

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Preventing colds: Bacterial sinusitis is a common complication of colds.Symptoms can be a worsening of symptoms after cold improves.Prior treatment of sinusitis (eg:antibiotics) does not provide protection (unless surgery for problems that caused them).Washing hands often in cold season & not touching nose & avoiding being close to people with colds & nasal irrigation if you get a cold (unless reason not to) helps.

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