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Wanted to know if anyone have advice for treating sinusitis?

Wanted to know if anyone have advice for treating sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Hello. For Acute Sinusitis, an antibiotic is usually curative. If you are having recurring acute or chronic infections, then an allergy evaluation, immune testing, a nasal endoscopic examination and possibly a CT scan is needed. Aggressive medical therapy and possibly surgical options should be entertained. Ask about Balloon Sinuplasty if surgery is discussed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more


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I'd like help accomplishing my health goal in 2015: Treating Sinusitis?

I'd like help accomplishing my health goal in 2015: Treating Sinusitis?

It may be Allergy!: "Sinusitis" means inflammation of the upper airway. It can be caused by infection, irritation, and/or Allergy. It sounds like it affects you long time, that would be "chronic sinusitis." If you're a smoker, think about chronic irritation from the smoke. If your parents or your siblings have similar symptoms, or if your symptoms are episodic, I think you should think about Allergy! ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Tip)

Treating Sinusitis

Most sinusitis is viral, allergic, or will resolve without the need for an antibiotic. ...See more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

See a healthcare professional if your symtoms persist or worsen
Daily
Use nasal saline spray or Neti Pot to help rinse sinuses
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Use antihistamine such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra
Daily
Try taking a long, warm shower or using a humidifier
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Scared because I have a high WBC count of 11.2 m, GR # is 9.9. Please ease my mind. Fever, chills, treating sinusitis.

Scared because I have a high WBC count of 11.2 m, GR # is 9.9. Please ease my mind. Fever, chills, treating sinusitis.

Do not panic: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, A bacterial infection, including sinusitis, can produce the results you described. If you are being treated for sinusitis, you may take Tylenol for fever, otherwise continue with the treatment. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis?

How to cure sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is generally treated with oral antibiotics and decongestants. Since sinusitis is often triggered by uncontrolled allergies, antihistamines may also help. When using antihistamines during sinus or ear infections, adding guaifenesin +lots of water can help keep secretions thin to facilitate drainage. ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Tip)

Treating Sinusitis

Nasal irrigation with Normal Saline is one of the most important things you can do to get rid if it. ...See more

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Treating Sunburn (Checklist)

Apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream to the sunburned skin
5 Min, 3x day for 5 Days
Apply over-the-counter pramoxine cream for comfort, if ok with doctor
5 Min, 2x day for 5 Days
Wear clothes and a hat to block additional sun damage
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Can sinusitis be operated?

Can sinusitis be operated?

Yes: The most common indication for surgical intervention is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medical management (antibiotics, nasal sprays, ± steroids). A ct scan performed after medical management maybe quite helpful in determining your candidacy for surgery. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis be treated?

How can sinusitis be treated?

Simple to complex: Many sinus infections will resolve on their own. Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed. ...Read more

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