How to treat sinus infection at home?

Sinus infection. You can try otc oxymetazoline(adrian) for three days as directed. Realize though if you don't have a fever and drainage, the likely your pain is from a sinus infection is lower. Many people with afebrile " sinus" should be evaluated for migraine or tmj.

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How can I treat a sinus infection with things I have at home I have a sinus infection and I was able to blew my nose, now it is like it is stuck and can't blew out

Dr . Dr jakubowicz already did an outstanding job of responding to the heart of your question. If you have chronic problems with congestion you might wish to consider use of a netti pot. It will not cure a sinus infection or correct pathologic situations, but it can be helpful. Read more...
If . If you don't have hypertension, a spray of oxymetazoline or afrin (otc) in each nostril every 12 hours for a day may be helpful. Do not use more than for three days in a row otherwise you run the risk of rebound rhinitis. Pain can be managed with Motrin or Naproxen or if you have a risk of GI bleed, tylenol (acetaminophen). If that fails to relieve your symptoms, consider seeing an otolaryngologist to fully evaluate your symptoms and help you through your discomfort. Good luck. Read more...

I have an extremely painful sinus infection. No money, no insurance. Otc meds don't work. How can I treat it at home and get relief?

Difficult question. Sinus infection is the result of blockage of the ostia (openings) of the air containing cavities in the face communicating with the nose. Therefore the treatment is ventilation and drainage. Or more specifically, the blockage has to be relieved. I can not believe that a community hospital emergency room could not help. If there is truly a sinus infection, you need good medical treatment. Read more...

Can a sinus infection with congestion and painful teeth be treated at home without antibios?

Contact ENT. I would suggest you contact your ENT, for the correct diagnosis and medication to possibly shorten the duration of your illness. It is not uncommon for upper teeth to hurt with a sinus infection, due to the proximity of the roots to the sinus. Read more...
See a dentist. In some cases, chronic sinusitis may be caused by a tooth infection. See your dentist to rule out any dental problem. Read more...
Sinusitis. Dental and peridontal disease, with periapical abscess formation can produce maxillary sinusitis and should be suspected and investigated. On the other hand, since the floor of the maxillary sinuses abuts the roots of some teeth this may produce pain. Whether this requires antibiotics should be assessed by the ENT or dentist that you see. Read more...

What would be recommended to take care of a sinus infection at home?

Symptom control. Most sinus infections will resolve on their own. Nasal saline rinses, decongestants (afrin nasal spray for up to 4 days but not longer), steam showers and analgesics like Ibuprofen can all help. Read more...
Saline. Use saline irrigation, otc decongestants, rest, lots of fluids. See your doctor if fevers persist after a few days, you have significant facial/sinus pressure, etc. Read more...

Is oil of oregeno used to treat sinus infection?

No medical basis. There i no fda approved medical use for oil of oregano. A number of web sites market it for various uses but you have no idea what you are getting in it as many of them come from china and there is no fda regulation or approval of them. Buyer be ware. Read more...
No. Not in traditional medicine. I have read on the internet it is a miracle cure which protects agains a variety of ailments including diabetes, and cancer. Hooey. Read more...

How to treat sinus infection, please help ill pick the best answer?

Saline, OTC meds. If you have sinus infection symptoms past 1-2 weeks, you may need to see your doctor to confirm acute sinusitis. You may need an antibiotic. Symptom relief may also be provided from pain medications, decongestants, and nasal saline sprays or irrigations. Saline irrigations (neti pot) is particularly quite safe and effective in treating and preventing chronic sinus infections. Read more...