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How is sinusitis treated?

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Your doctor may recommend you use a decongestant and saline nasal washes. You shouldn't use an over-the-counter decongestant more than 3 days, though, because it can make you more congested.

If your doctor gives you antibiotics, you'll probably take them for 10 to 14 days.

If you have allergies, your doctor may recommend an antihistamine. If a fungus is to blame, you'll get a prescription for an antifungal medicine.

If you have certain immune issues, your doctor may give you immunoglobulin.

Warm, moist air may help if you have chronic sinusitis. You can use a vaporizer, or you can inhale steam from a pan of warm water. Make sure the water isn't too hot.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Acclarent. 

Reviewed by Kumar Shital on July 19, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Acclarent. 

Reviewed by Kumar Shital on July 19, 2020

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