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Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Sinusitis

Most sinus infections start out as viral infections.
It is often based on clinical diagnostics and length of duration that allows a physician to debate if the infection is bacterial. In order of most to least frequent = viral > bacterial > fungal.

In brief: Sinusitis

Most sinus infections start out as viral infections.
It is often based on clinical diagnostics and length of duration that allows a physician to debate if the infection is bacterial. In order of most to least frequent = viral > bacterial > fungal.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Infectious sinusitis

Is usually 3 types viral, bacterial and fungal.
Bacterial sinusitis is usually caused by strep pneumonia, haemophilus influenza or moraxella.

In brief: Infectious sinusitis

Is usually 3 types viral, bacterial and fungal.
Bacterial sinusitis is usually caused by strep pneumonia, haemophilus influenza or moraxella.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Saurabh Bajpai
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Sometimes

Sinusitus is an encompassing term that just states inflammation of the sinus, which can be due to allergy, infection or an autoimmune issue.
It is possible if you have sinusitis due to a viral infection, which in turn causes "clogging" of your sinuses, which can get super infected with bacteria.

In brief: Sometimes

Sinusitus is an encompassing term that just states inflammation of the sinus, which can be due to allergy, infection or an autoimmune issue.
It is possible if you have sinusitis due to a viral infection, which in turn causes "clogging" of your sinuses, which can get super infected with bacteria.
Saurabh Bajpai
Saurabh Bajpai
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