Under some circumstances, antihistamines are used, if allergies play an especially prominent part in the symptoms.

Because of the fact that antihistamines tend to be drying, we usually try to avoid them in treatment of sinusitis.

The mucus in the sinuses may then get dried out and is plastered up against the wall of the sinuses.

The bacteria love it because they are trapped inside the sinuses with nowhere to go.

They reproduce like crazy and since the mucus is dried out, a blockage in the small drainage canal can occur and so mucus remains inside the sinuses.

Unfortunately people feel better initially because the volume of fluid in the sinuses initially is reduced, but eventually symptoms return.

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