Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Sinusitis can affect anyone. You may be more likely to develop chronic sinusitis if you have:
- Nasal growths (polyps)
- Allergies to dust, mold or pollen
- A weak immune system
- Exposure to pollutants, such as airborne chemicals
- A condition that affects the way mucus moves within your respiratory system, such as cystic fibrosis
- Exposure to irritants, such as cigarette smoke
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