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I have a svere sinus infection. What is the best way to treat this?

I have a svere sinus infection. What is the best way to treat this?

Sinus Infection: If it is a bacterial infection, you need antibiotics. If it does not go away, you may need to see an ENT physician to see if the sinuses are draining. You may even have allergies that set you up for infections. First step is to start with your pcp and get on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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What's the best way to treat a sinus infection?

What's the best way to treat a sinus infection?

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

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I have a sinus infection (very bad smell) from a tooth extraction (13 days ago). Is it safe to do a sinus drainage, if so what is the best way to do so?

I have a sinus infection (very bad smell) from a tooth extraction (13 days ago). Is it safe to do a sinus drainage, if so what is the best way to do so?

Oral Surgeon: Get to the Oral Surgeon to properly diagnose the problem and initiate proper treatment. If you have an oral-antral fistula then it is paramount that you get there ASAP. These are serious and require expert treatment and management to resolve. Good Luck . Don't delay. ...Read more

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How to treat sinus infection, please help ill pick the best answer?

How to treat sinus infection, please help ill pick the best answer?

Saline, OTC meds: If you have sinus infection symptoms past 1-2 weeks, you may need to see your doctor to confirm acute sinusitis. You may need an antibiotic. Symptom relief may also be provided from pain medications, decongestants, and nasal saline sprays or irrigations. Saline irrigations (neti pot) is particularly quite safe and effective in treating and preventing chronic sinus infections. ...Read more

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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?

Whats the best way to get a rid of a sinus infection without going to the doctor. Is a sinus infection contagious also?

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. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection what ist he best way to get rid of it on my own?

I have a sinus infection what ist he best way to get rid of it on my own?

Not a good idea: You can try otc decongestants, use saline nasal rinse thru neti-pot, steroid nasal spray to reduce swelling and promote drainage, but most cases will benefit from antibiotics. If not treated effectively you may develop chronic sinus infections which will make you miserable. Also the complications of poorly treated sinus infections can be devastating. See a doctor please. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the best thing to do for a sinus infection?

Usually viral: In most cases, you take decongestants and wait it out. Antibiotics are recommended only for severe cases (e.g. High fever or facial pain for at least 3-4 days) or cases lasting for at least 10 days. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over sinus infection overnight?

Not probable: Infections require time and less often antibiotics to resolve. If the symptoms are caused by allergies or irritants (non-infectious sinusitis) decongestants and nasal rinses can help. This may help your symptoms overnight but not cure them. If the symptoms are caused by a virus again symptomatic care is the only option. If the infection is bacterial antibiotics will need to be used if the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best # of times to do netti pot per week for sinus health? I hear studies say if done daily, it can increase sinus infection potential.

1-2 times daily: There is no hard and fast rule to how often you should do this. In general, once or twice daily is quite helpful for cleansing nasal passages and reducing allergens in the nose. You should keep your neti pot very clean and make fresh saline daily. Then you should not have issues with infection. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med for a sinus infection.

Sinusitis: You can irrigate with saline through a neti-pot, use a nasal spray and an oral decongestant like pseudoephedrine. Ask your friendly pharmacist for this. The problem is that this will not directly treat the organisms responsible for the infection of the sinus and may make you at risk of significant complications. Recommend you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to control a sinus infection?

Prescription Meds: If you truley have an infection then antibiotics prescribed to you, plus/minus steroids oral and or nasal. Nasal rinses can be helpful. Get evaluated ...Read more

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Please tell me what the best medicine is for sinus infection?

Please tell me what the best medicine is for sinus infection?

Best sinus meds: Hello. The best therapy is what's called culture driven medical therapy. See your ENT doctor who may be able to obtain an endoscopic culture to determine which antibiotic is best. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do when you have a recurring sinus infection?

What is the best thing to do when you have a recurring sinus infection?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors(iga, etc) so labs may help identify. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to prevent sinus infection?

What is the best medicine to prevent sinus infection?

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. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy for a sinus infection?

Neti pot: Use a neti pot and drink lots of fluids. This will thin and wash out the secretions and will allow the sinuses to drain more effectively. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection? I have a severe bad breath and would like to get rid of it.

What is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection? I have a severe bad breath and would like to get rid of it.

Consultation: I would immediately schedule an appointment with an ENT to determine the cause of your sinus problems. Which might be much more than your bad breath ...Read more

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Please help. what's the best medication I can take for the flu or sinus infection that is safe with irregular heart beats and lupus and sjogrens ?

Please help. what's the best medication I can take for the flu or sinus infection that is safe with irregular heart beats and lupus and sjogrens ?

Fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen): A majority of illnesses you described are caused by viruses. Since antibiotics only treat bacteria and not virus infections, the immune system does the brunt of the work-, recommend supportive measures such as drinking plenty of fluids and judicious use of pain/anti-fever meds. NB-lupus and Sjorgren's, maintain a low threshold to see your doctor especially if your difficulty breathing worsens ...Read more

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Which is the best home remedy for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Which is the best home remedy for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Saline rinses: The cough is often related to the sinus drainage. Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will promote drainage of the sinuses. Drink plenty of fluids, and Mucinex (guaifenesin) type medications may help as well. If symptoms persist over 7 days, see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more