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Treatments for Sinusitis

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The goals of treating sinusitis include:

  • Relieving your discomfort
  • Opening up your nasal passages
  • Curing the infection
  • Preventing complications
  • Preventing recurrence

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatments

Revision Information

  • Marple BF, Brunton S, Ferguson BJ. Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis: a review of US. Treatment guidelines. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2006;135:341-348

  • Rakel RE, Bope ET. Conn’s Current Therapy . 54th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Company; 2002.

  • Sinus infection (sinusitis). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/sinusitis/Pages/Index.aspx . Accessed September 12, 2008.