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Can I catch sinusitis from someone with the condition?

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Dr. Neha Reshamwala
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not neccesarily

You can catch a virus or bacterial infection if the person with developed sinusitis from an underlying infection.
You will not catch a sinus infection from some one else directly.

In brief: Not neccesarily

You can catch a virus or bacterial infection if the person with developed sinusitis from an underlying infection.
You will not catch a sinus infection from some one else directly.
Dr. Neha Reshamwala
Dr. Neha Reshamwala
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Generally no

A sinus infection is bacterial and is usually preceded by a viral upper respiratory infection (which is contagious) or by allergy (not contagious).
Many of the organisms that cause a sinus infection are naturally present in the environment but given the right conditions... Lead to an infection.

In brief: Generally no

A sinus infection is bacterial and is usually preceded by a viral upper respiratory infection (which is contagious) or by allergy (not contagious).
Many of the organisms that cause a sinus infection are naturally present in the environment but given the right conditions... Lead to an infection.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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