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What should I do to get rid of sinusitis?

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 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 can I do to get rid of bad breath caused by sinusitis?

What can I do to get rid of bad breath caused by sinusitis?

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

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Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) work to get rid of sinusitis?

Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) work to get rid of sinusitis?

Not for infection.: Sinusitis is usually a bacterial infection, and while Mucinex (guaifenesin) may help the symptoms of such it wouldn't eradicate this on its own. If you just have allergies with congestion, Mucinex (guaifenesin) may be enough. ...Read more

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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. :)

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. :)

Ask for details: Your Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon should be able to answer this question and give you percetages of success depending upon what he/she proposes do do surgically. I doubt thatr anyone would give you a 100% yes to your question! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I get rid of, cure or get relief from sinusitis?

How can I get rid of, cure or get relief from sinusitis?

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

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I have sinusitis and i want natural way to get rid of it help please?

See below: Humidify the air and use air purifier. Drink plenty of water. Avoid house irritants ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have acute sinusitis for the past week. How do I get rid of it?

I have acute sinusitis for the past week. How do I get rid of it?

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

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Is keflex 500 mg 3 times a day for 7 days going to get rid of my sinusitis?

Is keflex 500 mg 3 times a day for 7 days going to get rid of my sinusitis?

Depends: Unless you've had your sinusitis for a long time or otherwise have reason to suspect that it is bacterial in origin, the vast majority of sinusitis is viral in nature, and antibiotics will do nothing but breed resistance. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Call MD: The reason for antibiotic therapy could be the cause of the cheek swelling (high cheek near to sinus). Call your md and ask if change in antibiotics is warranted or to stay the course. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Sore throat from sinusitis or allergies. How do I get rid of it?

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Sore throat from sinusitis or allergies. How do I get rid of it?

Easy: Take Amoxil 500 mg 4 times a day for 7 days and Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg , one tablet every night for 3 weeks. Make sure that humidity in your bed room is above 50%. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sinusitus?

See a Dr.: A dr. Will diagnose whether is most likely bacterial or viral and then treat you accordingly, good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: As it turns out sinuses filter and warm the air. So the passageways can get inflamed based on what is processed. Best practices include avoiding dusty areas, things you are allergic to, using your medicines, maybe a sinus rinse or air purifier at home, Good luck ...Read more