Sinus Infection Treatment

Your Healthvio medical provider will evaluate your symptoms and determine the best treatment. Sinus infection treatment can involve some of the following:

Treatment list of sinus infection

  • Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are prescribed if your sinus infection is suspected to be a bacterial cause. Antibiotics work by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria to resolve the sinus infection.

    Examples include Amoxicillin (Amoxil), Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Cefaclor (Ceclor), and Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim DS).

  • Corticosteroids

    Corticosteroids can improve sinus drainage by reducing inflammation of the sinuses. Examples include prednisone and methylprednisolone (Medrol) which are prescribed and also fluticasone (Flonase) which can be purchased over-the-counter.

  • Antihistamines

    Antihistamines help by reducing or stopping an allergic reaction. Examples include Benadryl, Clartin, Allegra, Zyrtec, and Xyzal which can be purchased over-the-counter.

  • Decongestants

    Decongestants help by reducing swelling, pressure, and congestion of mucus in the nasal passages. For sinus infections, they will typically be used in the form of a nasal spray or oral pills. Examples include Vicks Sinus Nasal Spray, Afrin Nasal Spray, and Sudafed which can be purchased over-the-counter.

  • Tylenol & NSAIDS

    Tylenol helps with the symptoms of pain and fever, while NSAIDS help with the symptoms of pain and fever, as well as swelling and inflammation. Both can be purchased over-the-counter.

  • Home Treatment

    Saltwater rinses, humidifiers, warm compresses, and drinking plenty of water.

  • Note: Bacterial infections have shown resistance to Zithromax, Azithromycin, or the Z-pack, so the medications may or may not be prescribed.
    How It Works
    1. Answer some questions.

      Help your provider get up to speed on how to best help you by answering some questions pertaining to your medical history and symptoms.

    2. Select a consultation type & a provider.

      Select if you would like a live consultation or a questionnaire based consultation. Then, choose a provider that is licensed in your state of residence that you feel will best meet your needs.

    3. Receive your prescription.

      If appropriate, the provider will send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

    What Our Patients Are Saying


    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 31, 2023

    My sinus infection has cleared right up, thanks to my new meds. The Healthvio physician suggested another prescription because I’m allergic to amoxicillin. I called the Healthvio pharmacist to ask a few more questions, and she was very informative. PS. Pharmacy consultations through Healthvio are FREE!

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    Carly Joyce


    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 31, 2023

    Fast, efficient, easy. Use Healthvio if you want convenient medical care for your sinus infection. I chose to have my prescription mailed from Healthvio affiliated pharmacy, and it arrived the next morning!

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    Kev Guzman


    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 31, 2023

    I’ve had a sinus infection several times, and the medical treatment was okay. But Healthvio was fantastic. My doctor prescribed me amoxicillin, and I picked it up at a pharmacy the same day. The antibiotic cleared up my sinus infection right away!

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    Treatment Options & Pricing

    Depending on your sinus infection type, bacterial or viral, your Healthvio doctor will determine your treatment;

    The amoxicillin antibiotic kills the bacteria that are causing the infection.

    If your infection is viral, antibiotics won’t help. In this case, your doctor can recommend alternative treatments to help you recover.

    The prescription cost will depend on the type of medication, the amount prescribed, and where you decide to fulfill the order.

    Our affiliated pharmacy offers transparent costs, budget-friendly pricing, and free shipping on prescriptions.

    Sinus Infection Treatment Questions

  • Are sinus infections contagious?

    Yes, but only if it is a result of a viral infection. However, if it is the result of a bacterial infection, allergies, or a deviated symptom then your sinus infection cannot be transmitted from one person to another.

  • Can Healthvio diagnose a sinus infection online?

    Yes, we can.  No tests are typically necessary to diagnose a sinus infection. Our medical providers will ask you the right questions to evaluate if you have a sinus infection or if it is something else like a cold, flu, or other virus.

  • Can a sinus infection go away without antibiotics?

    Yes, if the sinus infection is viral. However, if the infection lasts more than 10-14 days and/or is accompanied by a high fever, it may have a bacterial cause and require antibiotics.

  • What is included in the consultation fee?

    It includes a medical provider licensed in your state evaluating your Sinus Infection questionnaire and creating your personalized treatment plan, and writing prescriptions. The consultation fee does not include medication(s).

    If medication is prescribed, your Healthvio provider will send the prescription(s) to a pharmacy of your choice. You will pay the pharmacy for the medication(s) and the price will depend on the pharmacy and whether you pay with insurance or out-of-pocket.