Are Sinus Infections Contagious?
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Rhinologist Troy Woodard, MD answers this one about whether sinus infections are contagious.
A: Sometimes they are, and sometimes they aren’t.
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On the other hand, infections caused by viruses are contagious. They can be spread via droplets by hand to hand contact or in the air. When a virus is passed to another individual, they may develop a cold, which may or may not progress to become a sinus infection.
Rhinologist Troy Woodard, MD