Generally doctors suggest antibiotics or decongestants for several weeks. Pain killers can also be given to provide relief.
Antihistamines or nasal sprays are prescribed to treat the allergies that cause chronic (recurrent) sinus infections.
If medicines do not result in positive outcomes, sinus surgery is done to treat chronic and severe sinusitis infection. During the surgery, surgeons create an extra or enlarged passageway in the wall of the sinus cavity. It allows the sinuses to get more air easily and free from infection.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) – This sinus operation is done to treat chronic symptoms of sinusitis infection.