Sinus Infection (cont.)
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What about sinus surgery for sinus infection (sinusitis)?
Some people experience chronic sinusitis despite adequate therapy with antibiotics and drugs for relief of symptoms. Those that have a CT scan indicative of a sinus infection, and any complications of sinusitis that may benefit from sinus surgery.
A continuing sinus infection may need further investigation. A culture obtained during a routine office visit or during endoscopic surgery may reveal anaerobes, a type of bacteria that grow in the absence of oxygen, which require treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs, or fungi, which require treatment with antifungal medications.
Should I follow-up with my health-care professional after a sinus infection (sinusitis)?
People whose symptoms of a sinus infection do not go away despite the use of decongestants and antibiotics should follow-up with their primary care doctor or ENT specialist as soon as possible.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/16/2015
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