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Is a sinus infection contagious

By Anonymous December 22, 2017 - 6:53am
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I have a headache in the front across my forehead, runt nose , coughing up mucus, drainage into my throat and irritated throat

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Sinus infections usually begin with the symptoms of a cold (which is contagious) and then develop into pain and pressure in the sinus cavities. About 7 to 10 days after initial cold-like symptoms other symptoms develop that suggest you may have a sinus infection.  The majority of doctors consider sinus infections to be non-contagious, the only spread of sinusitis would consist of the bacteria to the various sinuses within a single individual.


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