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Are sinus infections contagious? I have heard yes and no....

Yes and No. Any infection can be transmitted to others via close contact. If the sinusitis produces cough, sneezing, nasal discharge then those particles in that secretions get to your hands, the tissues or clothes used to cover or to their respiratory tract and they may get it. In general if there is no contact with those secretions through cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, saliva ( kisses), hands :no. Read more...
Sinus Infections. Generally, sinus infections are not contagious beyond the time period of one of the main causes, a recent viral infection. During the viral phase, the disease may be contagious. If allergies or irritants are the cause of the sinus infection, these are not contagious. So, yes and no. Read more...

What to take for sinus infections?

Multiple options . Sinus infections occur when the nose is blocked. Antibiotics may be required. However, the runny or blocked nose is caused by chemical mediators like histamine or leukotrienes. So taking antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and loratidine (claritin) help block the chemical mediators your body produces and helps stop the symptoms. Nasal saline sprays, decongestants, steroid nose sprays can help as well. Read more...

How can I prevent sinus infections?

Prevent colds. Good hand washing. Don't share food or drinks with people, consider nasal saline irrigations. Read more...
Keep nose clear. Rinsing nose with saline solutions such as neil med rinse, followed by nasal steroid spray can help. Determining whether you have significant allergies that cause nasal and sinus congestion can also lead to more choices to prevent sinus infections. Read more...

What is a cure for sinus infections?

Not "one" cure. Most "sinus infections" are not really infections. If there really is an acute sinus infection with pus in the sinus there should be severe facial pain, nasal discharge, congestion, often a cough as well. The antibiotics and topical decongestants. Supportive measures to ease pain will also help. Prevention is important so stop smoking. Read more...

Is spicy food good for sinus infections?

Can help. Spicy food, garlic, onions. Curry, hot peppers can thin your mucous and open your airways making it easier to breathe. Capsaicin in hot papers is said to be anti microbial and may kill viruses. However it everyone agrees with this. Remember to drink lots of water. Read more...

How can I avoid frequent sinus infections?

Limit exposures. Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors(iga, etc) may help identify. Read more...

How can I avoid frequent sinus infections?

Difficult. Other than frequent hand-washing to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria and avoiding sick contacts, there isn't a lot more you can do. Certainly controlling nasal allergies can help, with the use of nasal sprays and other meds. Saline irrigation may help. Read more...