Acute or bacterial

Sinusitis is a common condition characterised by the inflammation of the sinuses, typically resulting from an infection. This inflammation can lead to various symptoms that affect the head and face.

Symptoms of Sinusitis

Acute or bacterial

Some of the common symptoms of sinusitis include:

These symptoms can vary in intensity and duration, and individuals experiencing them should seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.

When it comes to treatment, there are options available to alleviate the symptoms of sinusitis. For adults over the age of 12, steroid nasal sprays can be recommended to reduce inflammation and relieve congestion. In more severe cases, a course of antibiotics may be prescribed to address the underlying bacterial infection. It's important for individuals to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan based on the specific nature of their sinusitis.

How it works

Step 1

You book a free appointment with one of our NHS trained consultants.

Step 2

A consultant will review your request and call you back within 20 minutes.

Step 3

We will carry out a FREE consultation in-store or remotely.

How long will this take?

The sinusitis (acute or bacterial) will take between 10-15 minutes.

Where is this service available?

The free service is available in any of our branches, or remotely depending on how you wish to book the consultation with us.

In conclusion, sinusitis is a condition that can cause discomfort and impact daily life due to its range of symptoms. Prompt medical attention and the right treatment approach, such as steroid nasal sprays or antibiotics, can help manage and alleviate these symptoms, promoting a faster recovery and improved quality of life for those affected by sinusitis.

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    The Pharmacy First is a free service expanding upon the existing self-care advice and assistance available from pharmacy teams, empowering skilled pharmacists to offer guidance and, when suitable, treatment for seven common conditions. No prescription is required for conditions such as earache, sore throat, impetigo, shingles, sinusitis, uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) in women, and infected insect bites and stings. This hassle-free approach enables individuals to address minor health concerns conveniently, eliminating the need for a GP visit. Our committed pharmacists are ready to provide assistance in the discretion of a dedicated consultation room.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Sinusitis

    If you have any questions about sinusitis or your symptoms we’re here to help! You can book your consultation for the Pharmacy First service online or visit your nearest Crest Pharmacy for advice and treatment. We have pharmacies across Tamworth, Coventry, Birmingham and more open late to help you when you need it most.

    Sinusitis often comes with pain, swelling around your cheeks, eyes, or forehead, and a blocked or runny nose. If your symptoms last more than a week or come with green or yellow mucus, it might be sinusitis rather than a common cold.

    If you’re not sure which you’re suffering with we recommend visiting one of our local pharmacies and discussing your symptoms with our pharmacy team. We can advise you and provide you with treatment to manage your symptoms whether you have sinusitis or a cold.

    Sinusitis can last up to 4 weeks. If it goes beyond that or your symptoms are severe, it’s a good idea to get checked out.

    Our Pharmacy First service can help you find the right treatment, this service is available at our local pharmacies in Tamworth, Birmingham, Coventry and more. Find your nearest pharmacy online.

    To help manage your symptoms at home we recommend rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and using over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen.

    If you’d like more advice on managing sinusitis symptoms at home, contact our pharmacy team.

    If painkillers aren’t helping, please come and talk to us at Pharmacy First. We can suggest other treatments or advise if you need to see a GP to get treatment.

    Yes, antihistamines can help, especially if allergies are causing your sinusitis. If you’re unsure which ones will help you we recommend paying a visit to one of our local pharmacy locations.
    If your symptoms keep coming back, come see us at Crest Pharmacy. We know it’s frustrating to be continually managing symptoms, we’re here to help you find out why you’re experiencing symptoms so frequently and we can suggest the best next steps for further treatment.

    Yes, smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke can make sinusitis worse. It’s best to avoid both to help your sinuses heal.

    No. Some treatments are suitable for children, but not all. If your child is over 12 years old we can see and offer them treatment through the Pharmacy First scheme. If children younger than this are experiencing symptoms we recommend seeking alternative treatment.