Is there a cure for sinusitis?
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Most often sinusitis is caused by an isolated event such as bacterial or viral contamination. In these situations, medical management may be all that is required and your sinusitis may be able to return to normal function. However, for many patients, sinusitis is a systemic issue associated with the patient and a "cure" is not an elimination of the problem but instead, a way to help the patient deal with the disease so that the symptoms are more manageable

Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure for sinusitis that will prevent a person from ever getting the illness again. However, you can help keep sinusitis at bay by steering clear of people with common cold symptoms. If you are diagnosed with sinusitis, you may be able to treat yourself at home with home remedies or over-the-counter medications. If a bacterial infection is the cause of your infection, you may be prescribed antibiotics to treat your condition.

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If you are affected by sinusitis, you probably know where your sinuses are, lying in the bones around the nose. Sinusitis occurs when your sinuses become inflamed, sometimes after you come down with a virus or bacterial infection. ...

You might have sinusitis if you develop a fever, cough, nasal congestion, or postnasal drip at the same time. Sometimes sinusitis can make your head hurt, or make your sinuses feel sore. Some people with sinusitis also have problems with allergies. Talk to your doctor about treatment for sinusitis. Prescription and over-the-counter medications can help you with your symptoms.

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