by Carson-DeWitt R

Treatments for Sinusitis

The goals of treating sinusitis include:
  • Relieving your discomfort
  • Opening up your nasal passages
  • Curing the infection
  • Preventing complications
  • Preventing recurrence
Treatment involves the following:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatments

References

Acute sinusitis in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T902952/Acute-sinusitis-in-adults. Updated September 12, 2016. Accessed October 5, 2016.
Chronic rhinosinusitis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115673/Chronic-rhinosinusitis. Updated July 25, 2016. Accessed October 5, 2016.
Sinusitis. American Academy of Otolaryngology website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/content/sinusitis. Accessed January 9, 2013.
Sinusitis overview. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology website. Available at: http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/sinusitis.aspx. Accessed January 9, 2013.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: David Horn, MD
  • Review Date: 08/2015
  • Update Date: 09/17/2014

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Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus cavities. The sinus cavities are air-filled spaces in the skull. It is usually associated with infection. Sinusitis is called acut...