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Over the Counter Medications for Sinus Infections

Published: March 31, 2013
Dear TeenHealthFX,
What over the counter medications can I take to get rid of symptoms of a minor sinus infection?

Dear Over the Counter Medications for Sinus Infections,

The best person to answer this question would be the licensed Pharmacist at the Pharmacy. He/she would be familiar with the products that are available and what product would be best to treat your specific set of symptoms. This is important because you don’t want to take something that treats multi-symptoms since you may not need all of the ingredients and there is no point in taking medication that you don’t need. Some common over the counter products are Decongestants, Antihistamines, Cough Suppressants and Guaifenesin. Each one targets a different symptom and some cold and flu medications contain them all.

If your sinuses don’t clear up with over the counter products then you should see a doctor to see if an antibiotic is necessary.


Signed: TeenHealthFX