A 31-year-old member asked:
How can i treat chronic sinus flare ups that don't let me breath?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Practice 18 years experience
Abx with decongest.: I would consult your primary care doctor. But you may need a course of antibiotics with a decongestant.
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Maximal medical tx: "chronic sinusitis" is an episode of sinusitis that has been present for > three months. When i see patients with "chronic sinusitis, " i will treat them with a minimum of three weeks of antibiotics (augmentin), oral steroids (medrol dose pak), and nasal steroids (nasonex). I usually follow this with a ct of the sinuses. I do not use decongestants. This thickens secretions and may worsen symptoms.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 27, 2019
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