Quick Facts help you understand Acute Sinusitis but are not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by your doctor
facial pain or tenderness, nasal drainage or congestion, headache, cough, fever, fatigue, toothache, less taste or smell
virus or bacteria direct from those who carry the bug or indirectly from the food, surfaces, clothing or materials they contact; tobacco smoke and swimming may bring the infection to the sinuses; may start as a cold
see Doctors Report Prevention Steps, including avoidance of contact with affected persons in close quarters such as car interiors or exposure to their smoking or breath
Typical viral sinusitis is not treated with antibiotics. Your doctor will evaluate the cause to define the correct treatment and if antibiotics are appropriate. Rest with hot liquids and other fluids. Warm, moist towel on face. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Treatment of symptoms with short term use of sprays or oral decongestants with guidance from your doctor. Saline nasal spray may provide relief along with over the counter pain relievers.
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