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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is primarily treated with an antibiotic like amoxcillin. Other treatments may include a decongestant, either oral or a nose spray (either otc afrin (oxymetazoline) or a prescribed steroid nose spray like flonase). If you use an otc nose spray, be sure to use it only for 3 days. ...Read more

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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


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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Symptom treatment: For uncomplicated sinusitis symptomatic treatment is recommended after diagnosis by a doctor. Decongestant pills and sprays, nasal washes, analgesics and maybe steroid nasal sprays. Antibiotics are reserved if the patient is not improving, getting worse or if severe. Antibiotics only shorten the length of an infection a small amount. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for chronic sinusitis?

What's the best treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Surgery: Most studies have confirmed that endoscopic sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty provide to best long-term quality of life improvement in patients with chronic sinusitis. However we only consider surgery if a patient had failed all medical management options. For more info visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

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What causes Sinusitis infection with a bad sore throat and what is the best treatment for it?

What causes Sinusitis infection with a bad sore throat and what is the best treatment for it?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Please see doctor first. ...Read more

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The best treatment for chronic sinusitis is what?

The best treatment for chronic sinusitis is what?

Yes: This is not for amateurs since one must ascertain on the cause for the chronic sinusitis . If there are fixed obstructions to sinus drainage, you may need surgical correction. If you have an allergic problem, then treating the allergy . If immune system is impaired, then possibly gammaglobulin . Aspirin-intolerance is another cause for chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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How does a physician determine the best treatment for acute or chronic sinusitis?

Depends: Both can be treated with antibiotics and steroids. Trying to determine the underlying cause: allergies or anatomic narrowing should be addressed. Sometimes the best option is surgery. Surgery can be done in a traditional fashion or with newer balloon technology like angioplasty... Balloon sinuplasty. ...Read more

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Went to dr thurs for sinusitis medicine not workin feelin worse what is the best at home OTC treatmeant i can do? Please help

Went to dr thurs for sinusitis medicine not workin feelin worse what is the best at home OTC treatmeant i can do? Please help

Compresses-Sinupret: Apply hot washcloth compresses to the face a few minutes at a time several times daily. Look for the natural product sinupret online. Also try using a neti pot with salt water. Decongestant nasal spray twice daily for three days will also help. ...Read more

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Ct scan confirmed sinusitis in 6 yr old. What is best treatment other than antibtics & corticosteroids? On cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalyn & sinarest.

Ct scan confirmed sinusitis in 6 yr old. What is best treatment other than antibtics & corticosteroids? On cifex, aerius, avamys, xylalyn & sinarest.

Sinusitis: You need to get to the bottom of this. See an allergist/immunologist, your child may have nasal allergies but his/her immune system also needs to be checked to rule out an immunodeficiency and they need to be checked for cystic fibrosis if the history is consistent. ...Read more

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New treatment sinusitis ?

New treatment sinusitis
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Sinusitis: Allergic, viral , bacterial or fungal - color of discharge no help - if fever- probably not allergic -if lasts more than 10 days, not viral - try Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin otc - if not improved - see doc. By the tenth day - also consider netty pot. ...Read more

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Is there is any treatment for allergic sinusitis?

Is there is any treatment for allergic sinusitis?

Meds or Shots: If allergies are casuing repeated episodes of sinusitis... Get the allergies treated with antihistamines or nasal steroids. Immunotherapy (shots) may also be very beneficial in treating allergies which may reduce the number of sinus infections you get. ...Read more

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Sir please give some home remedies for sinusitis treatment.

Sir please give some home remedies for sinusitis treatment.

See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more

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Will any changes in lifestyle be suggested during treatment for sinusitis?

Will any changes in lifestyle be suggested during treatment for sinusitis?

Avoid smoke: One of the most severe risk factors for sinusitis and other respiratory infections is smoking or second hand smoke exposure. To reduce chance of infections, wash hands frequently. If you have or suspect dust allergy, using a pillow encasement against dust and removing carpeting may be a good idea. Eliminate mold from home if possible. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis a forever diasase? Can a person be cured PERMANENTLY of this in a few years with regular treatment? How many years? Thank you.

Is sinusitis a forever diasase? Can a person be cured PERMANENTLY of this in a few years with regular treatment? How many years? Thank you.

Depends on the cause: If you have chronic allergies or cystic fibrosis, then sinusitis can sometimes hang on and be very frustrating to manage. An acute infection will usually clear up after treatment with the appropriate antibiotic. Talk it over with your doctor to see what is causing yours and the best treatment. Also, products like Neti pot often help relieve pressure, drainage and sinus symptoms. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the treatment for chronic sinusitis?

One of two: Sinusitis can be of dental origin or not. If you have an infection of an upper posterior tooth, or a tooth that has an unsuccessful root canal treatment, you could have an sdo (sinusitis of dental origin). See an endodontist who uses a microscope routinely. Otherwise see an ent. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Could you tell me what is the treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Surgery: Chronic sinusitis is defined as sinus infection that has lasted for more than 3 months or 90 days. Usually this problem has been treated with multiple antibiotics and steroids. If the symptoms of pain, pressure and fullness accompanied by yellow nasal drainage continue for more 90 days, it means that the passages from the sinuses to the nose are blocked and they need to be surgically enlarged. ...Read more

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What are the last forms of treatment for acute chronic sinusitis?

What are the last forms of treatment for acute chronic sinusitis?

Acute or chronic: If you have acute over chronic sinusitis, you need to see how bad your sinuses are affected and what are your triggers. See an allergist, get tested for allergies and they will recommend if you need to have a ct scan and also refer you at an ENT if they think surgery would help. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and simplest treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Which is the most effective and simplest treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Best and simplest: Initially, if untreated, nasal steroid spray, allergy meds if caused by allergies, corticosteroid medications by mouth. If treated and not resolved with meds, the simplest and least invasive treatment is balloon sinuplasty - check my website for more information at myfacesurgeon.Com. ...Read more

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The cold season is close. I had sinusitis treatment this year. I am cured forever? If not, how can I protect myself during the cold season? Thanks.

The cold season is close. I had sinusitis treatment this year. I am cured forever? If not, how can I protect myself during the cold season? Thanks.

Preventing colds: Bacterial sinusitis is a common complication of colds.Symptoms can be a worsening of symptoms after cold improves.Prior treatment of sinusitis (eg:antibiotics) does not provide protection (unless surgery for problems that caused them).Washing hands often in cold season & not touching nose & avoiding being close to people with colds & nasal irrigation if you get a cold (unless reason not to) helps. ...Read more