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natural ways to fight a sinus infection

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus Infections: You can try drinking lots of fluids, steam, salt water nasal sprays, various herbs and neti pots. The success of these treatments is quite variable ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: doctor google won't help, it is just a tool to guide you through, can confuse you more though. Time can heal you, at the expense of other aspects of y ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Sometimes "sinus infection" is actually just the common cold, which is managed symptomatically with decongestants and analgesics. A true sinus infect ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Antibiotics: A sinus infection warrants appropriate antibiotics. Acupuncture can help to reduce the pain and other symptoms.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
33 years experience Dentistry
Brush and floss: The best and most natural way to prevent tooth infection is to work on increasing your oral hygiene practices. By doing this you can decrease the cau ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tough question: Infection can be treated but can come back, so go to the root why having infection nasal rinse imp.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have: A bacterial sinus infection - antibiotics are very important. A natural way to improve your sinus health is to stop smoking !
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: Ricin tab( garlic) , ponaris steam inhalation , turmeric, sage oil diffusion, oil of oregano tab.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: If it is indeed an infection you will need to see a doctor to get an antibiotic to treat it.See a doctor to get a correct diagnosis and treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: Regular exercises, healthy diet, lifestyle changes, maintain good support system, stay productive & involved.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See below: Adequate sleep 7-8 hours/night, hydration, balanced nutrition, relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga. Take medications for allergy if it is pr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Niketu Patel
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time will help.: First, increase hydration. Drink at least 8 glasses of plain water a day. Avoid drying agents, ie antihistamines (claritin, allegra, alcohol, caffeine ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know of them: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ibuprofen, exam: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad placed against the head , this seems to provide so ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Didier
49 years experience General Practice
Not probable: Infections require time and less often antibiotics to resolve. If the symptoms are caused by allergies or irritants (non-infectious sinusitis) deconge ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: The are medications which can quickly resolve it but there are no proven natural remedies.
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: it depends on where the infection is, how serious it is, what medical conditions may coexist and many other factors. Are we talking infection of a sma ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline: Saline irrigations (neti pot or squeeze bottle) are particularly quite safe and effective in treating and preventing chronic sinus infections. There a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
11 years experience Family Medicine
No: There are many things that can be purchased over the counter that are meant to prevent urinary tract infections (typically cranberry based) or to ease ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ingber
18 years experience Urogynecology
Cranberry and fluid: Fluid hydration and frequent emptying of your bladder is the most important way to cure bladder infections at home. Cranberry concentrate pill will al ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Adjunct treatments: Antibiotics will help treat a bacterial infection but the sinuses also need other meds to help open itself up. Otc oral decongestants, sinus rinses, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Antibiotics: Confirm UTI with urinalysis and get urine culture & sensitivities. Initiate course of antibiotics such as bactrim, Macrodantin or Cipro (ciprofloxacin ... Read More
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