Sinusitis symptoms usually start improving after a week to ten days. However, for sinusitis caused by bacterial infection that lasts longer without showing any signs of improvement, antibiotics are prescribed. The course of the antibiotics could vary from one week to longer than that, depending on the severity of the sinus infection.
Besides these, other medications that could be prescribed to you include:
Besides these, certain at-home treatments can also help provide relief from the symptoms of sinusitis. For example, inhaling steam from a hot, boiling water (off the heat), using saline drops, quitting smoking, applying warm packs to the face, regularly cleaning the inside of the nose with warm, saline water and avoiding substances which trigger allergies are some additional measures you can take to improve symptoms of sinusitis.
In case the above treatment options do not help improve your symptoms or provide relief, surgery may be recommended to remove drainage and open up closed passage by removing any blockages to the sinuses, such as nasal polyps.
ENT (Eye-Nose-Throat) surgeons at The Aga Khan University Hospital the only internationally accredited hospital of Pakistan are specially trained in the treatment of ear, nose and throat problems with surgical means. Discuss the potential risks and side effects of surgery in detail with your ENT specialist before you carry on with any surgical procedure.