Sinusitis (sinus infection) is an inflammation of the sinuses. New York is a large city where many people suffer from sinusitis. If you have sinusitis in New York, you should see Dr. Matthew W. Shawl for treatment. Sinusitis symptoms are congestion, facial pain, toothache, pressure above eyes, cough up mucus/blood/mucus with pus. These symptoms mean you have sinusitis.

If you have sinusitis, you should see a doctor, and they will offer treatments:

Nasal Sprays

Nasal sprays are suitable for sinusitis because they reduce swelling and open up the airways to decrease mucus production. You will spray a nasal spray called Afrin into your nose; after that, you will see immediate relief from your symptoms. You can use these sprays multiple times a day for as long as needed. They provide temporary relief and will not cure the sinusitis on their own. Doctors often prescribe nasal sprays with antibiotics, which you should take along with the sprays to kill the infection causing the sinusitis.


Decongestants are helpful when taking a pill orally or via injection. Decongestants dry up all mucus caused by sinusitis and make it easier for you to breathe without pain from the congestion.


Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medicines that can reduce swelling and increase the recovery time speed with sinusitis. They come in pill form or nasal sprays to treat symptoms. 

It would be best to take them orally or as a nose spray for ten days.


Antibiotics are also suitable for sinusitis treatment because they kill bacterial infections found in your sinuses. If there is no sign of bacterial infection, another kind of antibiotic is prescribed, which you should take for 10-14 days. Antibiotics come in pill form and nasal sprays.

Intravenous Fluids

Intravenous fluids flow directly into the veins and supply necessary substances and water in your blood vessels to help you fight off sinusitis. If you are dehydrated, intravenous fluids will provide much-needed water to cure sinusitis. You can take these fluids orally, but most people need them intravenously to ensure the water and nutrients go to their bloodstream. An I.V. pump will allow you to walk around while receiving fluids from a bag with a tube connected to your arm.

Nasal Irrigation

Nasal irrigation flushes out the sinuses with warm water to eliminate any mucus. It is recommended that you use 1-2 tbsp. Of salt in 1 cup of distilled or boiled water, pour into neti pot and sniff water up to your nose while leaning your head back or tilting it forward. It would be best to do this with your eyes closed to ensure none of the water goes in them. You will feel immediate relief from sinus pressure. You should not drink any cold liquids, dairy products, or citrus fruits because they can cause mucus to become thicker and more challenging for your body to flush out.


Surgery may be necessary if nothing else seems to work for sinusitis treatment. Surgery can fix structural damage from excess mucus, swelling, or other problems. There are several kinds of surgery that Dr. Shawl may suggest for sinusitis treatment: Balloon Sinuplasty, Balloon Catheter Dilation, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, and Radiofrequency Techonolysis. 

Sinusitis is only curable with good treatment. You should see Dr. Shawl for your sinusitis treatment needs in New York if you have sinusitis. Sinusitis treatment can cure your sinusitis disease and improve your quality of life.