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Sinusitis Treatment: Medicine


Medicines can be helpful in mitigating the pain and discomfort that can come with sinusitis, or sometimes they are prescribed to kill the bacteria that can cause a sinus infection. Surgical interventions are also discussed in this section, though these invasive interventions should be accessed as a last-resort only after all natural and less-invasive options have failed.


Effect of Antibiotics on Sinusitis

Cases of acute sinusitis usually get better on their own, without the use of antibiotics. In fact, studies have shown that antibiotics are not effective in treating acute sinusitis. However, in...

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Effect of Nasal Corticosteroids on Sinusitis

Common names include: Beclomethasone (Beconase, Vancenase) Budesonide (Rhinocort) Dexamethasone (Dexacort Turbinaire) Flunisolide (Nasalide, Nasarel) Fluticasone (Flonase)...

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Effect of Acetaminophen on Sinusitis

Common brand names for Acetaminophen include: Tylenol Acetaminophen can be helpful in relieving some of the pain and discomfort associated with sinusitis. It’s also safe to give to...

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Effect of Ibuprofen on Sinusitis

Common brand names for Ibuprofen include: Motrin Advil Ibuprofen can also help relieve some of the pain associated with sinusitis. Because some people find ibuprofen to be very...

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Effect of Oral Decongestants on Sinusitis

Common brand names include: Sudafed Actifed Drixoral These drugs help shrink the nasal passageways and may make it easier and more comfortable for you to breathe.

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Effect of Nasal Decongestant Sprays on Sinusitis

Common Nasal Decongestant Sprays include: Afrin Dristan Sinex Neo-synephrine These drugs are sprayed directly into the nasal passageways to help shrink the membranes and...

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Effect of Surgery on Sinusitis

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo sinus surgery if you have: Chronic sinusitis Frequently recurring sinusitis Little or no relief from treatments Developed...

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Last reviewed September 2010 by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD Last Updated: 9/20/2010