What is Sinusitis?
Symptoms of Sinusitis
In most cases, sinusitis can be diagnosed by personal history and physical examination. However, if bacterial sinusitis is suspected, nasal swabs for culture and CT scans may be obtained.
Antibiotics are the standard treatments for bacterial sinusitis. Depending on the type of antibiotic, they are usually taken for 3 to 28 days. Because the sinuses are deep-seated in the bones and blood supply is limited, longer treatments may be prescribed for people with severe cases.
Over-the-counter medications can also help provide some relief. These include nasal decongestant sprays, antihistamines, and saline rinses.