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Sinusitis is usually treated with antihistamines if it is the result of a sinus allergy. Antihistamines such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, and Allegra are common remedies. For that stuffy feeling, decongestants like Sudafed are used.
Antibiotics for Sinusitis
Antibiotics are normally prescribed for treatment of bacterial sinusitis. Amoxicillin, doxycycline, or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, among others, may be prescribed. Although symptoms may clear up in less than a week, it is crucial to continue to take the medicine for 10 to 14 days, or as instructed by your health care provider. Antibiotics will not help if your sinusitis is the result of allergies or the cold and flu virus.
Home Remedies for Sinusitis
A good home remedy for sinusitis is to flush out your nasal passages with a saline solution. This will help clear out the agent responsible for your symptoms and promote quicker recovery.
Steam inhalation can also provide relief to the symptoms of sinusitis. Prepare a towel, then boil a bowl of hot water and put several drops of chamomile or eucalyptus oil into it. Close your eyes and be careful not to burn yourself. Grab the towel and cover your head around the bowl creating a hot steamy environment. Inhale through your nose for about a minute and repeat as necessary.
Homeopathic Remedies for Sinusitis
Goldenseal and other herbal remedies exist that may help with sinusitis. Please consult with a homeopath on what may be taken and the doses required.