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Treatments for Sinusitis
The goals of treating sinusitis include:
- Relieving your discomfort
- Opening up your nasal passages
- Curing the infection
- Preventing complications
- Preventing recurrence
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatments
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Sinus infection (sinusitis). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/sinusitis/Pages/Index.aspx . Accessed September 12, 2008.
- Reviewer: David L. Horn, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2014
- Update Date: 09/17/2014