What are the options for medical drainage of acute sinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Options for medical drainage are as follows:

  • Oral alpha-adrenergic vasoconstrictors (eg, pseudoephedrine, and phenylephrine) for 10-14 days

  • Topical vasoconstrictors (eg, oxymetazoline hydrochloride) for a maximum of 3-5 days


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