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:

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 August 15, 2017.

Alho OP. Viral infections and susceptibility to recurrent sinusitis. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2005;5(6):477-481

Chronic rhinosinusitis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115673/Chronic-rhinosinusitis. Updated August 7, 2016. Accessed August 15, 2017.

Sinusitis. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/content/sinusitis. Accessed August 15, 2017.

Sinusitis overview. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website. Available at: http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/sinusitis.aspx. Accessed August 15, 2017.

Last reviewed September 2018 by David L. Horn, MD, FACP  Last Updated: 9/17/2014