In general, the treatment of sinusitis depends on the duration and severity of the symptoms. Most often multiple medications such as an antibiotic (fights bacterial infections), decongestant (allows drainage), mucolytic (thins mucus), corticosteroid (reduces inflammation), and nasal irrigation are prescribed. There are many appropriate medications in each of these categories and the best treatment plan must be individualized. Infrequently, sinus surgery is needed for acute uncomplicated sinusitis.
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