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Is Sinusitis Contagious
Usually not: The bugs causing sinusitis r usually the residents here--they live without causing problem because they exist in small number due the oxygen (toxic to these bugs) keeping them at bay. When nose/sinuses congested by cold/allergies blocking the oxygen exchange which allows the bugs to grow in excess and causes sinusitis. Treat the congestion and sinusitis often resolves w/o antibiotics. Consult doc. ...Read more
I am 34wks pregnant.i have guest who frequently suffers from sinusitis and currently have one almost treated,without symptoms. Is it contagious?
NO: but both maintain good hygene wash your hands , frequently and if you touch any thing , go for your regular scheduled check ups.you will be fine ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with h1n1 flu. How long am i contagious? High fever is gone. Now have low grade fever with cough/phlegm, fatigue, sinusitis.
Sometimes: Not always. Sinusitis just means inflammation of the sinus cavities. The symptoms can be nasal congestion, pressure or headaches over the sinuses, tooth pain, nasal discharge (clear or purulent), postnasal drip, sore throat, fevers, fatigue or bad breath. It can be caused by anything that inflames the sinuses, like viruses, bacteria, allergies, smoke, fumes, etc., thus we treat the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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. ...Read more
Inflammation: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face). It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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