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How to manage sinusitis - Private GP service for sinusitis in Costa del Sol

Private GP service for sinusitis in Costa del Sol

Infections due to sinus cause irritation and pain, and you may want to get rid of it as fast as possible. In this article, learn how to get rid of a sinus infection at home and when it’s necessary to call our private GP service for sinusitis in Costa del Sol.

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a condition in which the membrane covering the nasal passages becomes inflamed or swollen. The sinuses of healthy people are full of air. Bacteria can develop and lead to infection if they do get blocked and saturated with water. 

Sinus clot can be affected by a combination of causes, including: 

  • Common cold
  • Allergic rhinitis, which is a condition in which the surface of the nose swells as a result of exposure to allergic reactions. 
  • Polyps, which are tiny growths in the nasal passages. 
  • A moved septum in the nasal passages, which is known as a chipped septum.

Home remedies

People with a sinus infection may be able to handle it at home by alleviating unpleasant symptoms and taking measures to help the immune system battle the infection.

Over-the-counter medications

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are accessible to the general public. Localized pain, fever, and headaches can be relieved by using these. If these don’t work, call our private GP service for sinusitis in Costa del Sol

Nasal sprays

Nasal sprays sold over the counter can be used to relieve nasal swelling and congestion. 

However, when using nasal sprays, particularly certain types of decongestant nasal spray, people should exercise caution. Nasal sprays may have negative side effects if they are misused. 

People should not use a decongestant nasal spray for longer than the prescribed time on the packaging because it can make congestion worse. 

Corticosteroid nasal sprays are also available over-the-counter. These sprays help to relieve sinus inflammation and swelling and are completely safe when used as directed by a doctor.

To stop nosebleeds or other negative side effects, it's important to closely follow product instructions. Before using nasal sprays, it is best to consult our private GP service for sinusitis in Costa del Sol if a person has an established medical condition or is pregnant.


A humidifier is used to apply water to the atmosphere. Extra moisture can help soften dried mucus, making it easier to flow and alleviating congestion.

Nasal irrigation

Nasal irrigation can aid in the treatment of sinus infections. Nasal irrigation users have less headaches and are less likely to need OTC medications than those who do not.


If struggling from an infection of the sinus, people might try and get as much rest as possible. This will aid recovery and allow the body to focus its energies on fighting the infection. Being at home and sleeping will also actually reduce the infection from spreading to others.


Staying hydrated and loosening mucus and clearing congestion can also be supported by drinking plenty of clear fluids. 

When a person has a sinus infection, they should drink the following fluids: 

  • clear water, hot water with lemon, honey, or ginger, or a combination of the two 
  • teas made with herbs 
  • broth made from vegetables


When to call our private GP service for sinusitis in Costa del Sol

If you have a congestion, fever, facial pain, or nasal discharge that lasts more than 10 days or keeps coming back, call our private GP service for sinusitis in Costa del Sol.