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Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Sinusitis

Word! Sinusitis

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Sinusitis

Say: sine-yuh-SY-tus

Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses, which are air-filled spaces in the bones of your face around the nose. Like the inside of your nose, the sinuses are lined with a thin layer of tissue called the mucous membrane that makes mucus (snot).

When you have a cold or allergies, the tiny holes that drain the sinuses can get blocked and trap mucus and germs in the sinuses, which can lead to sinusitis.