A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition.
It is possible to develop sinusitis with or without the risk factors listed below. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of developing sinusitis. If you have a number of risk factors, ask your doctor what you can do to reduce your risk.
Risk factors for sinusitis include the following:
and being exposed to secondhand smoke increases your risk of developing sinusitis.
Certain Medical Conditions
The following medical conditions increase your chances of getting sinusitis:
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