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Is there a way to treat sinusitis without antibiotics?

Is there a way to treat sinusitis without antibiotics?

Sinus rinses: Some of my patients have found neil med sinus rinses to be quite helpful in treating their sinus or nasal allergy symptoms. Give that a try. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can there be a natural alternative to antibiotics to treat sinusitis?

Can there be a natural alternative to antibiotics to treat sinusitis?

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 etc) use a saline rinse kit twice a day. Decongest the nose for 3 days only (choice of afrin, (oxymetazoline) vics, etc) most will be better in 7 days. If symptoms worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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Had sinusitis symptoms 4 days now how long should i wait to see if i need antibiotics. I have been using nasal spay and Advil to treat?

Had sinusitis symptoms 4 days now how long should i wait to see if i need antibiotics. I have been using nasal spay and Advil to treat?

Difficult question: The clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis can be challenging.I usually rely more on how sick does the pt appear.Is there a lot of pain in sinus area?This,along with a pus like nasal discharge,fever,swelling,history of prior episodes,risk factors like allergic rhinitis all must be considered.The gold standard test is a CT of the sinuses.Once a diagnosis is made,antibiotics,Afrin nasal spray works. ...Read more

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I just finished 6 day pack of methylprednisolone to treat sinusitis. Still experience some symptoms, should I start antibiotic?

Rhinosinusitis : Steroids can be an important adjunct to treatment of sinusitis. Often antibiotics are prescribed, as well. You do not provide enough information to really comment on your situation. You should be following the advice of your doctor. If you were to take anabiotic's, you should take them. Otherwise, it is difficult to say much. For any questions , contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What is antibiotic of sinusitis?

Depends: The best way to treat any infection is with culture directed antibiotic therapy. This is not always performed with routine sinusitis, but would be advised for complicated, chronic, or chronic acute sinus dz. Penicillin derivatives are probably the most widely used antibiotics (amoxicillin or augmentin). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more