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What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Saline washes

Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain.
It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping.

In brief: Saline washes

Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain.
It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Acute sinusitis

Salt water washes two to three times per day to start.
Consider adding a decongestant if you are plugged up. Most acute sinus issues are viral, so antibiotics are used after 5-7 days typically. Lastly, there is debate if using an oral antihistamine will thicken up the mucus, so that is entirely your decision.

In brief: Acute sinusitis

Salt water washes two to three times per day to start.
Consider adding a decongestant if you are plugged up. Most acute sinus issues are viral, so antibiotics are used after 5-7 days typically. Lastly, there is debate if using an oral antihistamine will thicken up the mucus, so that is entirely your decision.
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