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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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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.