best way to get rid of a sinus infection

What's the best way to get rid of a chronic sinus infection? An MRI shows a completely clogged sinus cavity in the cheek area.

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Dr. Mike J. Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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MRI=poor sinus film


MRI's are notoriously inaccurate for evaluating your sinuses, they frequently over estimate disease. If you didn't know your had sinus problems until you got your MRI and someone told you, you probably don't have a serious issue. A course of antibiotics is in order, along with follow at your local ENT to evaluate the situation.
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Whats the best way to get a rid of a sinus infection without going to the doctor. is a sinus infection contagious also?

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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Depends


Most "sinus infections" are actually viral upper respiratory infections that require time to heal. Acute bacterial sinusitis can be cured spontaneously but a doctor's diagnosis and antibiotics will hasten the cure.
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What's the best treatment for sinus infections?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
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Probably amoxicillin


Amoxicillin still is the drug most doctors prescribe first for uncomplicated sinusitis.
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Flu & Cold

Do's And Don'ts

In the first 10-14 days of a sinus infection, antibiotics have little to no benefit.

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What is the best medicine to prevent sinus infection?

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Dr. Yash K. Khanna
Family Medicine
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Keep drainage active


Keep the drainage active and you can do that by 1 drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated 2 Use a central humidifier in your home,breathing dry air can hinder drainage 3Use electrststic filters to your air conditioning vents 4 Avoid chemicals or envoirenmental elements like pollen&cigarette smoke 5Limit alcohol intake 6treat common cold properly 7 Use nasal irrigation frequently 8 get flu shots
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What is the best remedy or treatment for sinus infections?

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Dr. David M. Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Right diagnosis


There are many misconceptions about sinus disease and overlap with headache. If you are having purulent nasal drainage, fever and obstruction, you can try a short course of afrin 2 sprays 2x a day for three days only. Take some Motrin for pain. Antibiotics can help for bacterial sinusitis and ideally should be guided by culture. If you have pain with chewing, TMj may be an issue. Soft diet, Motrin
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Do's And Don'ts

Treat allergies, sinus infections, GERD and lose weight. See an ENT specialist for help.

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Can a sinus infections reacurrance happen if you dont get treatment !

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Dr. Harold H. Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Yes


If you have a sinus infection that is inadequately treated, it can flare up again. It can also occur even with adequate treatment. If you have a vulnerability and exposure to an infectious agent, the infection will recur.
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What is best treatment for kids bad smelling mouth? what is sinus infection in kids?

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See the dentist


A bad odor from a child's mouth can be from a number of things. It could be anything from halitosis due to a coated tongue, to tooth decay, to some other systemic disease. Please have the child examined by a dentist to determine if the problem is orally based or from some other disease. The sooner you have the child checked, the sooner the problem will be solved.
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What is the best treatment for a crick in neck that is going to my shoulders. I am recovering from a URI and sinus infection.

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Wry neck


You may have a wry neck as a result of your URI. Lie flat in bed when you go to sleep, without a pillow. Apply a heating pad set on low so you don't burn yourself while you are sleeping. Take ibuprofen for the pain.it should take about a week to get better
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Can a sinus infection get worse without treatment? i thought mine went away but now i have really bad headaches still that wont go away.

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Sinus headache


Yes, untreated sinusitis can worsen and cause serious medical risks, especially if the sinus involved is the sphenoid sinus (deeper in the skull). Although what most people call sinus headache is actually a migraine, if you have headaches associated with prominent nasal congestion or heavy think nasal discharges you should see your doctor for treatment. Hope you feel well soon,
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What is the best treatment for a sinus infection?Symptoms are headache, teeth aches, difficulty swallong, hacking cough that hurts, mucus and chills?

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See ENT


The best treatment would be the one prescribed for you by your primary care physician or ENT specialist after they examined you. The treatment would vary based upon your particular circumstances.
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