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Common treatments for sinus infections include bacterial antibiotics (usually for 3–28 days), pain relievers, nasal corticosteroids, and decongestants. When the condition gets worse, endoscopic sinus surgery could be an option.

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What is sinusitis?

Inflammation or enlargement of the sinuses, which are air-filled cavities in the forehead, cheeks, and nose, is called sinusitis or a sinus infection. Infections like the common cold usually cause it, but other types of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and allergies can also trigger it.

A blocked or runny nose, reduced sense of smell, pain, swelling, tenderness around the face, high temperature, headache, toothache, bad breath, cough, and pressure in the ears are all signs of sinusitis. Mucus discharge can be green or yellow in case of a bacterial sinus infection.

Causes of sinus infection

To treat your sinus infection effectively, you must first determine what caused it. Bacterial infections may necessitate medical attention, unlike viral infections, which typically clear up independently without antibiotics. You should consult a medical professional for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of sinusitis if you encounter symptoms that persist or worsen over time. Sinus infections, or sinusitis, can be caused by various factors. The primary causes include:


Allergic reactions to dust, pollen, smoke, and other environmental irritants can cause allergic sinusitis. Symptoms may include an itchy nose, eyes, and throat.

Viral infections

Viral infections, such as the flu or common cold, typically cause sinusitis because they travel from the upper airways to the sinuses.

Bacterial infections

Although bacterial infections are less common than viral ones, they can still cause sinusitis. For severe bacterial sinusitis symptoms, antibiotics may be prescribed.

Structural issues

Abnormalities in the structure of the nose, enlarged adenoids, deviated septum, nasal polyps, or other conditions that block mucus drainage can contribute to sinus infections.

Fungal infections 

People with compromised immune systems or long-term health issues are more likely to develop sinusitis due to a fungal infection.

Other factors

Conditions like secondhand smoke exposure, tooth infections, diving and swimming activities, and foreign objects stuck in the nose can also lead to sinus inflammation and infection.

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How do I know if I have sinusitis?

It is important to be aware of the symptoms that could be present to diagnose sinusitis. Sinusitis is characterized by a stuffy or blocked nose, postnasal drip, thick, discolored mucus coming from the nose, difficulty breathing through the nose, pain, tenderness, swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose, or forehead, diminished taste and smell, headache, toothache, cough, sore throat, bad breath, and fatigue.

Acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis both cause inflammation of the sinuses, but the latter lasts longer and has different symptoms. Acute sinusitis typically disappears after a few days and is often associated with a cold, whereas chronic sinusitis persists for at least a month after treatment.

Treatment options for sinusitis

Treatment for sinusitis, whether acute or chronic, can vary depending on the severity and underlying cause. Decongestants and nasal corticosteroids can help reduce swelling and improve drainage. Self-care and home remedies can help; these include taking adequate rest and elevating your head while sleeping. Surgery may be considered for chronic sinusitis that does not respond to other treatments.

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How can you prevent sinusitis?

To prevent sinusitis, you can follow these recommendations:

  1. Use a humidifier in dry environments to add moisture to the air.
  2. Practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands often and not touching your face.
  3. Manage allergies with the help of your healthcare provider.
  4. Bathe your nasal passages daily to promote drainage and keep nasal passages clear.
  5. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  6. Protect your health by avoiding people with colds or other infections.
  7. Use a saline nasal spray to moisten your sinuses, especially during air travel.
  8. Wash your hands often, especially before meals.
  9. Avoid cigarette smoke and polluted air.
  10. Inhale steam to help keep your sinuses moist and promote drainage.

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FAQS about sinusitis treatment online

When to see a doctor for sinusitis?

If you have a persistent headache or fever or if your symptoms have not subsided within 10-14 days, you should contact your doctor as your issue seem serious. It might be because of acute sinusitis or allergic sinusitis infection and treated with relevant medicines upon consultation. In rare cases, the infection may develop into chronic sinusitis.

What causes chronic sinusitis?

Some of the causes of chronic sinusitis include: Infections, Persistent allergies, and Growths/structural abnormality in the sinuses such as polyps.

If a viral infection causes sinusitis, it is contagious or can be passed on. Still, the person may not experience symptoms of sinusitis but may experience symptoms of a cold instead.

Why won't my sinus infection go away?

If you have a persistent sinus infection, chances are your acute infection has turned into chronic over time. It can be due to either an allergic reaction to something that has inflamed your sinuses or due to infection. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

What doctors prescribe for sinus infections?

For sinus infections, your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics in case of bacterial infection or antihistamines and avoid the trigger in case of an allergic reaction. For infection, the recommended medication is amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin). If you have a penicillin allergy, your doctor may prescribe doxycycline as an alternative.

How long can sinusitis last?

Sinusitis normally goes away in 10 days in case of acute infection or allergy. However, chronic sinusitis takes around 2-8 weeks for complete recovery.

If I take antibiotics, how long do they take to work for a sinus infection?

The time spent feeling better after taking antibiotics varies from one kind of infection to another and from one antibiotic to another. It usually takes one to three days for antibiotics to start working for common infections like sinusitis.

How do I know if my sinus infection is viral or bacterial?

If the sinus infection is due to a virus, it will clear up in 5-7 days. However, it may take more than ten days to complete recovery in the case of bacterial infection.

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