How is acute sinusitis treated?
Acute sinusitis is typically a short-term condition that is not too severe. For many people, little or no treatment is needed. However, if the cause is a bacterial infection, antibiotics will be needed. Other treatment options include:
- Nasal sprays and decongestants
- Rest and drinking extra fluids
- Over-the-counter pain relievers (to ease symptoms)
- Nasal saline irrigation