Sinusitis Treatment

Sinusitis Treatment - Sinusitis Treatment Acute sinusitis...

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Sinusitis Treatment Acute sinusitis is treated by trying to re-establish drainage of the sinuses, eliminating the inflammation and infection and treating the pain. Conservative management includes:- Apply a warm, moist washcloth to your face several times a day Drink plenty of fluids to thin the mucus Inhale steam 2 - 4 times per day (for example, sitting in the bathroom with the shower running) Spray with nasal saline several times per day Use a humidifier Medical management of acute sinusitis includes:- Broad spectrum antibiotics (while controversial, as most cases are due to viral infections, antibiotics may be prescribed to treat possible or prevent secondary bacterial infections) Antipyretics and Analgesics - Paracetamol and ibuprofen help reduce temperature and relief pain caused by inflammation Oral/Nasal Decongestants – Containing oxymetazoline may provide relief, but these medications should not be used for more than the recommended period. Longer use may cause rebound
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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