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10/6/10 at 12:39pm
Sinusitis is usually a complication of a cold or caused by allergies. It's an infection in the sinuses, not necessarily something that isn't contagious. Sounds like you should assume anyone who says sinuses means a cold effecting their sinuses, in your neck of the woods. They aren't necessarily trying to be misleading though I am used to people meaning they have chronic sinus problems and aren't infectious, in my area. It's kind of like when people say they just have a cough. They don't have a cough for no reason. It's usually because of a cold. It might be a lingering thing and they might not be contagious anymore. They might be susceptible to coughs and always get a cough with their colds (my sister always got asthma). Or the cough might be due to allergies.