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Sinusitis Treatments

Sinusitis: Treatments Inroduction

The first step in treatment of sinusitis is prevention. Prevention measures include not smoking, adequate treatment of hay fever and allergic rhinitis, avoiding nasal trauma and exposure to infections, and good hygiene practices, such as frequent hand washing and not picking the nose.

The most successful treatment plan for sinusitis uses a multipronged approach aimed at relieving nasal congestion, clearing the infection, improving breathing, and reducing pain and pressure. Treatments include using a humidifier to moisten and loosen nasal discharge and keeping the head elevated while sleeping to reduce pressure while sleeping.

For some people with sinusitis, medication may be recommended or prescribed. Medications may include decongestants, which help to shrink inflamed and swollen sinusitis. These medications, such as Sudafed, can have serious side effects that can affect the heart in some people, especially if not used correctly. They should be used only as directed by a licensed health care clinician.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) and aspirin may also be recommended used to control the pain and inflammation of sinusitis. However, aspirin should not be given to children and teens with a fever because of the risk of developing a serious, possibly fatal, disease called Reye's syndrome.

A corticosteroid nasal spray may also be prescribed to reduce the inflammation and pain of sinusitis. Other medications include antibiotics if the sinus infection is caused by a bacterial infection or antifungal drugs if the infection is caused by a fungal infection. These medications will not work to treat sinusitis caused by a virus.

For some people who do not get relief with other measures, a surgery may be an option to expand the opening of the infected sinus.

Sinusitis: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Sinusitis from various sources may include:

Treatments for Sinusitis

The following treatments are listed for Sinusitis in our knowledge base:

Alternative Treatments for Sinusitis

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Sinusitis in various sources may include:

  • Garlic
  • Vitamin C
  • N-acetylcysteine
  • Goldenseal
  • Colloidal silver nasal spray
  • Nasal wash or irrigation (e.g. Neti pot)
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Inhale eucalyptus oil steam
  • Hot chile peppers
  • Rest
  • Liquids
  • Chamomile tea
  • Grapefruit
  • Steamy shower
  • Inhale VapoRub steam
  • Inhale freshly grated horseradish root
  • Spoonful of grated horseradish root and lemon
  • Very spicy foods
  • Rest with head elevated
  • Warm washcloth compress
  • Acupressure
  • Facial massage
  • Echinacea
  • Astragalus
  • Goldenseal tea
  • Goldenseal nasal wash
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid chlorinated pool
  • Stop smoking
  • Exercise
  • Counterpressure
  • Moist heat over sinuses
  • Lifestyle changes to minimize exposure to allergens
  • Sniff
  • Blow out one nostril at a time
  • Steam
  • Sitopaladi, abhrak bhasma and mahasudarshan churna Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Ginger and honey
  • Sitopaladi, trikatu and mahasudarshan churna Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Goldenseal, osha, turmeric and neem Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Inhale ginger or horseradish root steam
  • Kali bichromicum homeopathic remedy
  • Hydrastis homeopathic remedy
  • Mercurius vivus homeopathic remedy
  • Pulsatilla homeopathic remedy
  • Thuja homeopathic remedy
  • Silica homeopathic remedy
  • Arsenicum homeopathic remedy
  • Kali iodatum homeopathic remedy
  • Hepar sulph homeopathic remedy
  • Nux vomica homeopathic remedy
  • Fenugreek tea
  • Drink water with mullein tincture
  • Avoid medicated nasal sprays
  • Oral pain reliever
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Chinese medicine
  • Bi Yan Pian Chinese herb
  • Bi Min Gan Wan Chinese herb
  • Drink lemon juice, honey, fresh ginger and a pinch of red pepper in hot water every morning

Drugs and Medications used to treat Sinusitis:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Sinusitis may include:

  • Amoxicillin
  • A-Cillin
  • Amoxil
  • Apo-Amoxi
  • Clavulin
  • Larotid
  • Novamoxin
  • Nu-Amoxi
  • Polymox
  • Prevpac
  • Trimox
  • Wymox
  • Amoxicillin/Clavulanate
  • Amcill
  • Ampicillin
  • Ampicin
  • Ampicin PRB
  • Ampilean
  • Apo-Ampi
  • Augmentin
  • D-Amp
  • Faspak Ampicillin
  • 500 Kit
  • Novo-Ampicillin
  • Nu Ampi
  • Omnipen
  • Omnipen Pediatric Drops
  • Pardec Capsules
  • Penbritin
  • Polycillin
  • Polycillin Pediatric Drops
  • Polycillin-PRB
  • Pondocillin
  • Principen
  • SK-Ampicillin
  • Totacillin
  • Bacampicillin
  • Penglobe
  • Spectrobid
  • Cloxacillin
  • Apo-Cloxi
  • Bactopen
  • Cloxapen
  • Novo-Cloxin
  • Nu-Cloxi
  • Orbenin
  • Tegopen
  • Penicillin VK
  • Apo-Pen-VK
  • Beepen VK
  • Betapen-VK
  • Ledercillin VK
  • Nadopen-V
  • Novopen-VK
  • Nu-Pen-VK
  • Penapar VK
  • Pen-V
  • Pen-Vee K
  • Pfizerpen VK
  • PVF
  • PVF K
  • Robicillin VK
  • SK-Penicillin VK
  • Uticillin VK
  • V-Cillin K
  • VC-K 500
  • Veetids
  • Win-Cillin
  • DisperMox
  • Utimox
  • Amoxifur
  • Pro-Amox
  • Moxilin
  • Gen-Amoxicillin
  • Lin-Amox
  • PMS-Amoxicillin
  • Nandrolone
  • Acroxil
  • Amobay
  • Amoxinovag
  • Amoxisol
  • Amoxivet
  • Ampliron
  • Ardine
  • Flemoxon
  • Gimalxina
  • Grunicina
  • Hidramox
  • Moxlin
  • Penamox
  • Servamox
  • Solciclina
  • Xalyn-Or
  • Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium
  • Augmentin ES-600
  • Augmentin XR
  • Alti-Amoxi-Clav
  • Apo-Amoxi-Clav
  • Eumetinex
  • Carbetapentane and Pseudoephedrine
  • Respi-Tann
  • Chlorpheniramine and Pseudoephedrine
  • Allerest Maximum Strength Allergy and Hay Fever
  • A.R.M
  • Chlor-Trimeton Allergy
  • C-Phed Tannate
  • Deconamine
  • Deconamine SR
  • Histade
  • Histex
  • Kronofed-A
  • Kronofed-A Jr
  • LoHist-D
  • PediaCare Codl and Allergy
  • Rescon-Jr
  • Sudafed Sinus & Allergy
  • Sudal 12
  • Triaminic Cold and Allergy
  • Chlorpheniramine, Phenylephrine and Methscopolamine
  • AH-Chew II
  • Chlor-Mes-D Dallergy
  • Dehistine
  • Extendryl
  • Extendryl JR
  • Extendryl SR
  • Hista-Vent DA
  • PCM
  • PCM Allergy
  • Guiafenesin and Phenylephrine
  • Aldex
  • Amidal
  • Ami-Tex LA
  • Crantex ER
  • Crantex LA
  • Deconsal II
  • Endal
  • Entex
  • Entex ER
  • Entex LA
  • Guaifed
  • Guaifed -PD
  • Liquibid-D
  • PhenaVent
  • PhenaVent D
  • PhenaVent Ped
  • Prolex-D
  • Rescon GG
  • Sil-Tex
  • Sina-12X
  • SINUvent PE
  • Naphazoline
  • AK-Con
  • Albalon
  • Allersol
  • Clear Eyes ACR
  • Clear Eyes Extra Relief
  • Naphcon
  • Privine
  • Naphcon Forte
  • VAsocon
  • Afazol Grin
  • Alphadinal
  • Penicillin V Potassium
  • Phenylephrine and Pyrilamine
  • Pyrilafen Tannate
  • Viravan
  • Phenylephrine, Hydrocodone and Chlorpheniramine
  • Cytuss HC
  • Endagen-HD
  • Histinex HC
  • Hydron CP
  • Hydro-PC
  • Maxi-Tuss HC
  • Maxi-Tuss HCX
  • Pancof-PD
  • Vanex-HD
  • Z-Cof HC
  • Phenylephrine, Pyrilamine and Dextromethorphan
  • Codal-DM
  • Codimal DM
  • Codituss DM
  • Viravan-DM
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Biofed
  • Decofed
  • Dimetapp 12-hour Non-Drowsy Extentabs
  • Dimetapp Decongestant
  • Genaphed
  • Kidkare Decongestant
  • Kodet SE
  • Oranyl
  • PediaCare Decongestant Infants
  • Silfedrine Children's
  • Sudafed
  • Sudafed 12 Hour
  • Sudafed 24 Hour
  • Sudafed Children's
  • Sudodrin
  • Triaminic Allergy Congestion
  • Balminil Decongestant
  • Contac Cold 12 Hour Relief Non Drowsy
  • Drixoral ND
  • Eltor
  • PMS-Pseudoephedrine
  • Pseudofrin
  • Robidrine
  • Sudafed Decongestant
  • Lertamine-D
  • Pseudoephedrine and Dextromethorphan
  • Children's Sudafed Cough & Cold
  • Pediacare Decongestant Plus Cough
  • Pediacare Long Acting Cough Plus Cold
  • Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough & Cold
  • Robitussin Pediatric Cough & Cold
  • Vicks 44D Cough & Head Congestion
  • Balminil DM D
  • Benylin DM-D
  • Koffex DM-D
  • Novahistex DM Decongestant
  • Novahistine DM Decongestant
  • Robitussin Children's Cough & Cold

Treatments for Causes of Sinusitis

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Sinusitis:

More causes: not all possible causes for Sinusitis are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Sinusitis.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sinusitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Sinusitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Sinusitis:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Sinusitis' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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