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What is sinusitis?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face).
It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs.

In brief: Inflammation

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face).
It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: "Itis" =inflammation

Inflammation of the sinuses.
It usually starts out as viral and can turn into a bacterial infection. If it last more than 10 days you need antibiotics. If it is less than OTC meds are best. If it last more than 3 months it's termed chronic sinusitis. If you get 4-6 per year then you have recurrent acute sinusitis.

In brief: "Itis" =inflammation

Inflammation of the sinuses.
It usually starts out as viral and can turn into a bacterial infection. If it last more than 10 days you need antibiotics. If it is less than OTC meds are best. If it last more than 3 months it's termed chronic sinusitis. If you get 4-6 per year then you have recurrent acute sinusitis.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Inflammation

Inflammation of the sinuses.

In brief: Inflammation

Inflammation of the sinuses.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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