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Do most sinusitis infections go away on their own?

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Most sinus infections clear up on their own, or with the help of antibiotics if they’re caused by a bacterial infection. Saline sprays, topical nasal steroids, and over-the-counter medicines often bring relief.

From: Do I Need Surgery for Sinusitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

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