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How To Treat A Sinus Infection At Home
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
How can I treat a sinus infection with things I have at home I have a sinus infection and i was able to blew my nose, now it is like it is stuck and can't blew out
Dr : Dr jakubowicz already did an outstanding job of responding to the heart of your question. If you have chronic problems with congestion you might wish to consider use of a netti pot. It will not cure a sinus infection or correct pathologic situations, but it can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an extremely painful sinus infection. No money, no insurance. Otc meds don't work. How can I treat it at home and get relief?
Difficult question: Sinus infection is the result of blockage of the ostia (openings) of the air containing cavities in the face communicating with the nose. Therefore the treatment is ventilation and drainage. Or more specifically, the blockage has to be relieved. I can not believe that a community hospital emergency room could not help. If there is truly a sinus infection, you need good medical treatment. ...Read more
Sinus infxn: Many are viral in origin; so antibiotics won't work & can create resistant organisms. Anti- inflammatory meds (nsaids) can help relieve pain & inflammation, & decongestants (sudafed is one) can shrink membranes to allow drainage & relieve pressure. If fever & purulent discharge are present, see doc for evaluation & possible antibiotics for bacterial infxn. Saline nasal spray/neti pot. ...Read more
Sinusitis: For acute viral sinusitis you should use Aleve for pain/fever liquigels work well. Use a saline nasal spray to clear your nasal passages. If you are feeling truly congested you can take an over the counter decongestant also but try the saline nasal spray first. Steroid nasal sprays are by prescription and can help also. Neither decongestants nor nasal sprays should be taken for an extended period ...Read more
Facilitate drainage!: Getting the sinuses to drain is the first step.You can facilitate this by using Normal Saline sprays (simply saline) or a nettie pot. Steam helps, too. A decongestant or prescription nasal steroid may help to open the sinus passages, also facilitating drainage. Antibiotics have a role where these measures don't solve the problem - and it's common to see longer courses than with other infections. ...Read more
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 your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more
I'm taking Keflex 500 mg twice a day for 10 days to treat a sinus infection. Will this help and is this enough?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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