Could sinus infections lead to death?

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I recently read an article on a 13yo teenager who died from a sinus infection last year that spread to his brain. Just wondering how this happened, and if he had gotten treatment earlier, could it have saved his life?

https://www.self.com/story/13-year-old-boy-died-sinus-infection-brain

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Before antibiotics, people would die from sinusitis. But he emphasizes that such complications are unlikely. In most cases, the bacterial infection goes away, especially if you don’t have underlying medical problems.

In some cases, medication can and will alleviate the pain and pressure, including sinus pressure from the back of the head.

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