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  Oct 11, 2018

Treatment of sinusitis

Sinusitis is caused by inflammation of the inner lining of the sinuses commonly caused by infections. Treatment is usually self care and home remedies as the causative agent is commonly cold or flu virus that has no specific medications.

How long does treatment of sinusitis take?

Most patients recover in a week to 10 days from symptoms as the infection subsides. However, in some cases sinusitis the infection may last for over three months. These are chronic cases and may be resistant to therapy or may recur after remission of the symptoms. 1-7

Treatment of sinusitis

Management of sinusitis includes home care, decongestants and so forth.

Home care for sinusitis

Home care involves inhaling moist warm air from a humidifier or a vaporizer. As an alternative, steam may be inhaled over a basin of hot water or shower. This helps open up the sinuses and allows the blocked mucus to flow out so that there is relief of pain. Warm compresses may be applied over the sinuses to ease the pain.

The patient is advised plenty of rest and plain drinking water.

Decongestants for sinusitis

Decongestants may help in some cases. These may be those that are prescribed by the physician or may be t