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Can i get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotics?

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Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Possibly...

Most sinus infections are viral and are self limiting.
A nasal decongestant, saline irrigation and Ibuprofen may get you through the course. There are many immune system boosters that wont hurt and may shorten the course, such as grapefruit seed extract. Even a bacterial infection can clear without antibiotics however antibiotics may shorten the course and prevent complications.

In brief: Possibly...

Most sinus infections are viral and are self limiting.
A nasal decongestant, saline irrigation and Ibuprofen may get you through the course. There are many immune system boosters that wont hurt and may shorten the course, such as grapefruit seed extract. Even a bacterial infection can clear without antibiotics however antibiotics may shorten the course and prevent complications.
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