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Treatments for Sinusitis

Most symptoms can be managed with lifestyle changes and medicines. People who have long term problems may need surgery. The goals of treating sinusitis include:

  • Easing discomfort
  • Opening up the nasal passages
  • Curing the infection
  • Preventing further problems
  • Preventing sinusitis from coming back

Sinusitis treatment involves:

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Sinusitis. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: https://www.enthealth.org/conditions/sinusitis/. Accessed November 15, 2021.

Sinusitis overview. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website. Available at: https://www.aaaai.org/Conditions-Treatments/allergies/sinusitis. Accessed November 15, 2021.

Last reviewed November 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board David L. Horn, MD, FACP  Last Updated: 11/16/2021