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Who gets sinusitis?

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Lots of people. About 35 million Americans have sinusitis at least once each year. It’s more likely if you have:

  • Swelling inside the nose like from a common cold
  • Blocked drainage ducts
  • Structural differences that narrow those ducts
  • Nasal polyps
  • Immune system deficiencies or medications that suppress the immune system

From: What Is Sinusitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Acclarent. 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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