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Have a Sinus Infection? Find Out Now.

Learn how sinusitis is diagnosed.

If you think you have sinus disease, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. In most cases, sinus disease treatment is easy. By stopping a sinus infection early, you can avoid later symptoms and complications.

Diagnosis depends on symptoms and requires an examination of the throat, nose and sinuses. Your doctor will look for:

  • Swelling of the nasal tissues
  • Tenderness of the face
  • Discolored/thick nasal discharge
  • Fever

Antibiotics are standard treatments for bacterial sinusitis. Antibiotics are usually taken from 1 to 2 weeks depending on the type of drug.. Because the sinuses are deep-seated in the bones, and blood supply is limited, longer treatments may be prescribed for people with longer lasting or severe cases.