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Can you get sinusitis from a cat if you are not allergic to it?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Allergy causes inflammation around the opening to the sinus which may cause an infection.
If you aren't allergic, that is unlikely.

In brief: Unlikely

Allergy causes inflammation around the opening to the sinus which may cause an infection.
If you aren't allergic, that is unlikely.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

Sinusitis almost always starts with a viral rhinitis (cold) Unless the cat was sick, and you do not have specific cat allergy, it is highly unlikely that you can develop a sinusitis from a cat.

In brief: Probably not

Sinusitis almost always starts with a viral rhinitis (cold) Unless the cat was sick, and you do not have specific cat allergy, it is highly unlikely that you can develop a sinusitis from a cat.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Sinusitis

Sinusitis in the most simple of terms means inflammation of the sinuses.
Cat dander can be very irritating and even though you are not technically allergic to the cat, if the cat goes outdoors it can pick up pollens that stick to its fur and/or it could also be the quantity of cat dander you are exposed to (sleeps with you) that can cause symptoms.

In brief: Sinusitis

Sinusitis in the most simple of terms means inflammation of the sinuses.
Cat dander can be very irritating and even though you are not technically allergic to the cat, if the cat goes outdoors it can pick up pollens that stick to its fur and/or it could also be the quantity of cat dander you are exposed to (sleeps with you) that can cause symptoms.
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