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Is sinusitis a contagious disease?

Is a sinutitis contagious ?? I keep my 8mon. old GRANDbaby daily and do NOT want to do ANY thing that would cause him to become sick... I currently have laryngitist PLUS a stuffy,congested head that started last Thursday---NO fever. I have been taking Tylenol for minor sore throat pain,which helped.Should I go see my PCP or wait ???
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
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Hi,

Thanks for using HealthcareMagic

Viral illnesses like the cold or flu are contagious.
They are spread by contact with secretions. This means nasal secretions or cough droplets.
Repeated and careful hand-washing along with covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, would prevent spread.
The use of an over the counter decongestant and cough suppressants would reduce your symptoms.

I hope this helps

Regards
Dr. Michelle Gibson James,
General & Family Physician
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