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How can sinusitis be treated?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Simple to complex

Many sinus infections will resolve on their own.
Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed.

In brief: Simple to complex

Many sinus infections will resolve on their own.
Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics and decongestants.

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics and decongestants.
Dr. Alan Jackson
Dr. Alan Jackson
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