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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Recommend treatment for sinus infections

Hello, I ve experiencing a Sinus infection, with swollen tonsils, earache, and a sore jaw. I also notice that it seems my wisdom teeth are slightly cutting thru. I do not feel any pain in my teeth. My throat is really sore and since I ve been gargling salt water for days, the swelling in my tonsils have gone down a little. Do u think it s just a bad sinus infection or it s all caused because my wisdom teeth might be coming in?
Wed, 5 Nov 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,

The symptoms of sinusitis are related to inflammation and congestion of the sinuses with or without an infection.

There are many organisms that are causing sinus infection. For your symptoms I would suggest you to follow

1. Warm facial compresses applied for 5 to 10 minutes would encourage drainage and reduce pain

2.Oral anti inflammatory pain killers such as ibuprofen would reduce the inflammation and help with any facial pain

3.Oral anti histamine combined with decongestants like zyrtec d, allegra d will help.Topical decongestants are normal saline or otrivine, both are available over the counter,you can try the otrivine first if it is available.

4. Steam inhalation would also help with drainage.

Thank you.
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