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What to do for my sinus infection?

Supportive care: Unless you've had your sinus infection for > 2 weeks or are having severe symptoms such as fever, antibiotics aren't indicated; just use pain relief and decongestants. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What to do with a sinus infection that has lasted for 3 weeks?

What to do with a sinus infection that has lasted for 3 weeks?

Need Antibiotics: .If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics.
You may need to be treated with a longer course or different antibiotics some times as ling as four to six weeks and decongestants to drain the mucus. ...Read more

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What to do about a sinus infection in my nose?

What to do about a sinus infection in my nose?

It is not in the nos: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. I f you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consault your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do about chronic sinus infections after root canal/crown. Dentist is dismissive of the problem. 2 years ago I cracked a tooth because of a deep cavity I was unaware of (that parts my responsibility) the tooth was also infected. I had a root canal

What to do about chronic sinus infections after root canal/crown. Dentist is dismissive of the problem. 2 years ago I cracked a tooth because of a deep cavity I was unaware of (that parts my responsibility) the tooth was also infected. I had a root canal

I: I would recommend getting an evaluation by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Their training would enable them to determine if the 2 year history of sinus infections is directly related to your dental health. Obviously I am not in a position to examine you or review xrays of the teeth and sinuses, but 2 years seems a long time to have chronic sinus infections without significant oral findings other than decay. It is normal for the root tips of the upper back teeth to be close to the sinus, in fact, in many cases the roots actually protrude into the sinus. That is why these teeth can sometimes be symptomatic with sinusitis. The oms can give you an opinion as to whether the tooth should be removed or it there are other options for treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

Consult your Doctor: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you do for a sinus infection with mucus?

What do you do for a sinus infection with mucus?

Need Antibiotics: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do for a sinus infection besides going to a doctor?

Xylitol solution: Try inhaling a warm solution of 1/4 tsp xylitol in a pint of water into your nose-not into your lungs. Gargle with the same solution. ...Read more

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I wish to know what can I do for sinus infection?

I wish to know what can I do for sinus infection?

Need Antibiotics: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for sinus infection that isn't going away?

What to do for sinus infection that isn't going away?

Need Antibiotics: .If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics.
You may need to be treated with a longer course or different antibiotics some times as ling as four to six weeks and decongestants to drain the mucus. ...Read more

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What can I do for sinus infection with no congestion, just facial pain and headache?

What can I do for sinus infection with no congestion, just facial pain and headache?

See your MD or ENT: If you know it's an infection most likely you will need a course of antibiotics prescribed by your MD. However if you want something over the counter that certainly won't hurt, get yourself a Nettie Pot or Dr Neal's Sinu-med. You mix warm water with salt and then flush your sinuses out. I have to admit, the results are amazing and the addition of this to any sinus problems! ...Read more

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What can I do to fight a sinus infection?

Depends: Sometimes "sinus infection" is actually just the common cold, which is managed symptomatically with decongestants and analgesics. A true sinus infection is diagnosed by having sinus tenderness/pain and purulent nasal discharge of ten days duration. This is often treated with antibiotics in addition to symptomatic care. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a sinus infection?

What can you do to treat a sinus infection?

Facilitate drainage!: Getting the sinuses to drain is the first step. You can facilitate this by using Normal Saline sprays (simply saline) or a nettie pot. Steam helps, too. A decongestant or prescription nasal steroid may help to open the sinus passages, also facilitating drainage. Antibiotics have a role where these measures don't solve the problem - and it's common to see longer courses than with other infections. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

Sinus infxn: Many are viral in origin; so antibiotics won't work & can create resistant organisms. Anti- inflammatory meds (nsaids) can help relieve pain & inflammation, & decongestants (sudafed is one) can shrink membranes to allow drainage & relieve pressure. If fever & purulent discharge are present, see doc for evaluation & possible antibiotics for bacterial infxn. Saline nasal spray/neti pot. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my sinus infection go away?

Otc meds help: Sinus symptoms can be from pressure in the sinus cavities. Allergies, viruses and bacteria can trigger these problems. Antihistamines/ leukotrine inhibitors are for allergies and decongestants for fluid built up help. Netti pot flush am and pm help prevent this for people with long term problems. See your doctor if you have had a sinus infection for more than 10 days or elivate blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can I do to get severe sinus infection relief?

What can I do to get severe sinus infection relief?

Salt water: Use a saline nasal spray and/or a neti pot.
Warm compresses and breathing steam may also help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help the pain. ...Read more

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What to do if nothing helps my sinus infection! What are my other options?

Sinusitis: It depends on what you mean by nothing. If you have had confirmation by ENT and Sinus CT scan, multiple courses of antibiotics, test for fungal sinusitis, allergy testing and treatment with antihistamines, leukotriene inhibitors, immunotherapy, sinusotomy or endoscopic sinus surgery for relief of anatomic obstruction then there is nothing else you can do. If not then please see ENT. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been sick for over a week. I thought it was a cold but now I wonder if What to do if I have a sinus infection. How can you tell?

What to do if I have been sick for over a week. I thought it was a cold but now I wonder if What to do if I have a sinus infection. How can you tell?

Doctor TIME.: Some people like to 'wing it' with their colds, sinus infections, etc... It is not a bad idea. But when you continue to feel 'sick' or suspect of having a sinus infection, it's time to go see the doctor which could help you out with prescription medication to help you feel better. Sinus infections usually cause sinus pressure, and tenderness in facial bones. ...Read more

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What should I do about a chronic sinus infection?

What should I do about a chronic sinus infection?

See an ENT: Regardless, whether it's acute or chronic, sinusitis is painful and wearying. For chronic sinusitis, antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids and nasal irrigation are the main treatments. If refractory surgery to be considered. See an ENT for evaluation, rhinoscopy, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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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