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A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a common condition that affects 31 million people in the United States each year. The infection occurs when your sinuses and nasal passages become inflamed. The sinuses are small air pockets located behind your f[read article]

Tests for Sinusitis

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A sinus X-ray uses radiation to form a picture of your sinuses. There are four different sets of sinus passages, which are the air-filled spaces in the front of the...  More
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Nasal Sinus Endoscopy
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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CT of maxillofacial area without contrast
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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A nasopharyngeal culture is a quick, painless test used to diagnose upper respiratory infections. These are infections that cause symptoms such as a cough or runny ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Sinusitis

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Traditional cancer therapies like chemotherapy and radiation therapy are notorious for their severe side effects. Newer immunotherapies, which target cancer cells a...  More
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Nasal Endoscopy with Partial Ethmoidectomy
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Surgical Procedures for Sinusitis

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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
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Prescribed Medications for Sinusitis

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AMOXICILLIN (a mox i SIL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral ...  More
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CEFUROXIME (se fyoor OX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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CEFPROZIL (sef PROE zil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral i...  More
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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE; TRIMETHOPRIM or SMX-TMP (suhl fuh meth OK suh zohl; trye METH oh prim) is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic and a second antibiotic, trime...  More
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FLUTICASONE (floo TIK a sone) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your nose. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of allergies like sneezi...  More
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TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) nasal spray is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat the nasal symptoms of seasonal and year round allergies.  More
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AZITHROMYCIN (az ith roe MYE sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, ...  More
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CEFPODOXIME (sef pode OX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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CEFDINIR (SEF di ner) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infe...  More
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CLARITHROMYCIN (kla RITH roe mye sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, f...  More
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GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a decongestant, expectorant combination. It is used to provide relief from cough and congestion. This ...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Sinusitis

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GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a decongestant, expectorant combination. It is used to provide relief from cough and congestion. This ...  More
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HENYLEPHRINE (fen il EF rin) is a decongestant. It is used to relieve a stuffy nose from allergies, colds, or sinus problems.  More
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Self Care for Sinusitis

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Humidifier therapy adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. Humidifiers can be particularly effective for tr...  More
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Rest
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Apply Warm Facial Pack
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Herbs and Supplements for Sinusitis What's this?

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Classified as an herb, bromelain is a sulfur-containing proteolytic digestive enzyme that is extracted from the stem and the fruit of the pineapple plant ( Ananas c...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Sinusitis What's this?

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Various forms of therapeutic superficial tissue manipulation have been practiced for thousands of years across cultures. Chinese use of massage dates to 1600 BC, an...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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