woman wondering if sinus infections are contagiousSinusitis (a sinus infection) is an inflammation of the sinus lining that prevents mucus from draining normally through the nose. Sinuses are normally full of air, but when they become blocked, it creates the perfect breeding ground for viruses and bacteria that can cause an infection.

This blockage causes mucus to build up in the sinuses, and since our bodies can produce about a quart of mucus a day, this can quickly lead to some uncomfortable symptoms.

If you’re suffering from a sinus infection, you may be wondering whether your infection is contagious and if your family and colleagues will soon start experiencing the same symptoms.

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