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A 17-year-old female asked:

I had sinusitis after months of surgery(femur fracture), and an im rod was installed. how cn someone acquired sinus? had asthma since 9, 17 now.

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Anything that causes: congestion, can lead to sinusitis. Most times it starts with a viral upper respiratory infection, or sometimes with an allergy. If the fluid sits in the sinuses, it is a good enclosed space for bacteria to grow, leading to a sinus infection(sinusitis). It is not contagious to others.
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