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If I have sinusitis can I pass it on to others?

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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Not likely

Sinusitis is a bacterial infection of the sinus cavity and is not typically communicable.
However, good hand washing precautions should be maintained after blowing or sneezing with a sinus infection.

In brief: Not likely

Sinusitis is a bacterial infection of the sinus cavity and is not typically communicable.
However, good hand washing precautions should be maintained after blowing or sneezing with a sinus infection.
Dr. Sanford Archer
Dr. Sanford Archer
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

Sinusitis is a bacterial infection.
If it was caused by a viral upper respiratory infection (cold) then that is what would be contagious.

In brief: No

Sinusitis is a bacterial infection.
If it was caused by a viral upper respiratory infection (cold) then that is what would be contagious.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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