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
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.