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Think I may have a sinus infection and if I do then I've had it for a while now, how rare is it to get meningitis from this? I'm so scared

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Rare

The germs that cause meningitis can use the nasal membranes as an entry point.
The aggressive germ will usually do this rapidly (within hours),not after sitting around & triggering a sinus infection.If you had a previous brain injury & were leaking spinal fluid into your nose this would be a expected complication.Your ability to slow down the germ & have it linger in your sinuses makes it unlikely

In brief: Rare

The germs that cause meningitis can use the nasal membranes as an entry point.
The aggressive germ will usually do this rapidly (within hours),not after sitting around & triggering a sinus infection.If you had a previous brain injury & were leaking spinal fluid into your nose this would be a expected complication.Your ability to slow down the germ & have it linger in your sinuses makes it unlikely
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