Treating Acute Recurrent Sinusitis or Rhinosinusitis

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The treatment for acute recurrent sinusitis is, in most cases, a course of antibiotics that can last for 3 - 8 weeks. I may recommend a course of nasal steroids to bring down excessive inflammation. I also recommend hydrating the nose with nasal saline sprays, irrigation, and steam, especially when
it is dry in the winter. Hydration can break up the thick secretions. Decongestants and mucolytics can be helpful as well. You will also need to address all of the reasons causing the infection, including allergies, foods, and environmental and anatomical issues.

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