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What Should I Do To Get Rid Of Sinusitis
Get it treated: The basic problem with recurrent sinusitis is swelling of the sinus tissues related to allergy/viral infection and/or an anatomic issue which pre-disposes to recurrent infections. Either one of these needs to be evaluated to "get rid of sinusitis." if you have chronic sinusitis, it may because an acute infection was not treated properly. Best to be seen by your local ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ENT doctors!: If your bad breath is directly caused by sinusitis, it is best to get an advice from ENT doctors--they are the expert! on the other hand, if the sinusitis is due to a failing tooth or infection in the tooth that is leaking into sinus cavity, you need help from a dentist. A scan is a powerful tool to find the source of your sinusitis. Consult your ENT and dental doctors. Get fresh breath back! ...Read more
If I would get sinus surgery, would I get rid of sinusitis for the rest of my life? Sufferer since 2010, regular ENT exams. Always positive. :)
See below: Most cases of sinusitis will resolve spontaneously without antibiotic treatment. The current recommendation is to use antibiotics only for the most severe and persistant, over 7-10 days duration, cases. Use of symptomatic treatment such as pseudephdrine decongestant pills and neosynephrine decongestant nasal spray or nose drops, saline nasal spray and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain may help. ...Read more
See below: Humidify the air and use air purifier. Drink plenty of water. Avoid house irritants ...Read more
I had maxilary sinusitis since 2010. I cured it on April this year and I am still vulnerable to this disorder. Will I ever get rid of this? Thank you.
Chronic Sinusitis: If I'm understanding you correctly, you've had chronic maxillary sinusitis for 4 years which was finally resolved 4 months ago. You need to be managed by an ENT to see if you have an anatomic abnormality obstructing proper drainage of the OMC and require surgery or be tested for environmental allergies as cause of inflammation and obstruction. ...Read more
Sinusitis: Sinusitis can be caused by bacteria or fungus. It can also occur if something blocks the natural drainage tracts within our heads like a polyp. You should see your GP or pediatrician. They may prescribe antibiotics. They may also refer you to an otolaryngologist (ENT). In the meantime...hot showers or steam. Netti pot could help as well. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a sinusitis congestion? It's causing me headaches on the middle and sided parts , any medicines or homemade medicines ?
Nasal Congestion: The best product used world wide for congestion are nasal steroid sprays. These are available by prescription. ...Read more
My sinusitis won't go away even after multiple uses of antibiotics. Could this be a sign of an underlying issue? How do I get rid of it w/o antibiotic
Sinusitis: You need to be evaluated by a sinus surgeon. That doesn't mean you need surgery, but that is the ultimate treatment when you fail everything else. Other options for treatment include steroids, nasal saline rinses and limited balloon procedures. You probably need a CT scan to see what your sinuses look like and if that is even the correct diagnosis. Best of luck ...Read more
I was diagnosed with sinusitis and bronchitis.I took amoxcillan but now my right cheek has swell up and hurts to touch.How do I get rid of swelling?
My sinusitis won't go away even after multiple uses of antibiotics. Can I get rid of it another way? Also can sinusitis cause swollen lymph nodes?
Yes and yes: Inflammation of the sinuses correlates with enlarged lymph nodes because the immune cells congregate in these nodes. Recurrent or chronic sinus infection is a sign of tissue inflammation (generally caused by irritants, allergy or other causes of rhinitis), immune defiency or structural problem (polyps for example). Medications, avoidance strategies, and even surgery are options depending on cause ...Read more
How do I get rid of sinisitus? I think i've had it for 2 months. Amoxycillin didn't work. It seems to be one sided.
Chronic sinusitis : Are usually treated with oral antibiotics for 3-4 weeks eg Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or combination of Metronidazole /macrolide or 2nd or 3rd generation cephalosporins or the newer antibiotics- quinolones.For resistant cases, surgery may be required to reestablish sinus ventilation and to restore the functional integrity of the inflamed mucosal lining. Consult with ENT specialist to get it taken cared of. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had Claritin (loratadine) as part of my sinusitis treatment but it makes me sleepy. Does this helps me to get used to sinusitis or something?
No: Claritin does not provide decongesting effect and thus would not help your sinusitis. It is however unusual to have drowsiness from Claritin. A nasal steroid spray will likely be of more benefit in hastening your recovery and should likely be continued even after the sinusitis has subsided. Consult an allergist if you have access to one. ...Read more
I have sinusitis since 2010. I got treatment by my ENT doctor on April and I feel much better! Do I have changes to get this again or away forever?
Is my regular right ear plugging related to sinusitis? I just had treatment on april and I get regular ENT exams.
Can be: Fluid in middle ear, wax can give you the feeling. See PMD. ...Read more
Every year i get really bad sinusitis which is very painful and lasts about 6 weeks, would having the flu vaccine prevent this?
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