Treating a Sinus Infection at Home

| Posted On May 03, 2018 | By:

If you’re having symptoms of a sinus infection – headache, nasal congestion, nasal discharge, ears feeling plugged, even tooth or gum pain – there are a lot of things you can do at home to treat this infection yourself before thinking about seeing a doctor or discussing the use of antibiotics.

I recommend you go down to your local pharmacy and buy the following items:

If you’re using all these over-the-counter medicines at home for six or seven days and you’re still having nasal congestion, headache, and nasal discharge, that’s the time to make an appointment to see your doctor and find out if you need an antibiotic to treat your infection.

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About Dr. Christine Harrington

Dr. Christine Harrington joined Atrius Health in 2016 and practices internal medicine at our Harvard Vanguard Needham location. She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


  1. I think it would be good idea to also mention that men with BPH should avoid pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine.

    Comment by Daniel Gadish on May 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm

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