Treatment will depend on your symptoms, age, and general health. It
will also depend on how severe the condition is.
Treatments for ABRS can
- Antibiotics to kill the infecting
- Pain medicines
- Rinsing the nasal passages with saline
Your healthcare provider will tell
you which treatments will work best for you.
Your provider may not give you
antibiotics at first. It is hard to tell if you have a bacterial infection. So other
treatments may be advised. Antibiotics don’t help rhinosinusitis that is caused by
virus. Healthcare providers don’t like to give antibiotics if they’re not needed.
people get better without antibiotics.
If your symptoms don’t get better
in several days, you might need antibiotics. If your provider finds that you have
bacterial infection at your first visit, you might get antibiotics right away.