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Risk Factors for Sinusitis
Certain Medical Conditions
- A recent cold
- Medication, such as prolonged use of decongestant sprays
- Nasal obstruction due to:
- Certain chronic illnesses, including:
- Head injury or a medical condition requiring a tube inserted in the nose
- Traveling to high altitudes
- Air pollution
- Living in the Midwest or southern United States
Rakel RE, Bope ET. Conn’s Current Therapy. 54th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Company; 2002.
Sinus infection (sinusitis). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/sinusitis/Pages/Index.aspx. Accessed September 12, 2008.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013
- Update Date: 08/30/2013