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My husband has been battling a sinus infection. What can I do to help?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Maximize OTC meds

Often even in cases where antibiotics are necessary, we can alleviate the annoying symptoms of sinusitis with otc meds.
A very useful regimen is using a salt water rinse 2 a day (ex neilmed sinus rinse). Also Mucinex (guaifenesin) max strength 2x day will also help most of the time. Another adjunct is to use a anti-histamine medication as well. However, good these are, often you will need antibiotics.

In brief: Maximize OTC meds

Often even in cases where antibiotics are necessary, we can alleviate the annoying symptoms of sinusitis with otc meds.
A very useful regimen is using a salt water rinse 2 a day (ex neilmed sinus rinse). Also Mucinex (guaifenesin) max strength 2x day will also help most of the time. Another adjunct is to use a anti-histamine medication as well. However, good these are, often you will need antibiotics.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Antibiotics

The term battling means it has not been responding to conservative measures.
A course of antibiotics and even steroids would be beneficial.

In brief: Antibiotics

The term battling means it has not been responding to conservative measures.
A course of antibiotics and even steroids would be beneficial.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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