Are antihistamines an effective treatment for acute sinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antihistamines are not recommended and have not been proven beneficial. Topical decongestants such as oxymetazoline can be used to decrease mucosal edema. To prevent rebound congestion, they should not be used for more than 3 days.


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