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Health Tip: Controlling Chronic Sinusitis

Antibiotics probably won't help

(HealthDay News) -- If you have chronic sinus inflammation, a bacterial infection probably isn't the cause. So there's no need for an antibiotic, which only treats a bacterial infection.

To help tame chronic sinusitis, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology advises:

  • Steer clear of any activities that tend to worsen symptoms.
  • Avoid any known allergy triggers, such as prolonged exposure to trees or ragweed.
  • Consider managing allergies with allergy shots or medication.
  • Talk to your doctor about a nasal spray that may help calm symptoms.

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