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Antibiotics for sinus infection

A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Let your doc know: Diagnosis will have to be reconsidered as well as possible reviewing antibiotics. Your treating doc is in best position to make further recommendation... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Treatment failure: Symptoms of an illness that will respond to a particular antibiotic usually start to improve within 3-4 days if the appropriate antibiotic was prescri... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Recurrent sinus infe: Sometimes decongestants, nasal rinse and drinking of warm and nasal steriods may help. But once bacterial infection sets in abx will be needed.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Start abx back: It's important to be consistent with antibiotics especially for sinus infections b/c inconsistencies can create resistance. I'd recommend finishing y... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: If the sinus infection responds quickly it may be enough. Sometimes sinus infections need to be treated for 2-3 weeks to resolve.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: This is one of the most common and widespread types of antibiotic abuse. Using antibiotics when they are not needed just breeds resistance and subject... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Cannot diagnose: These days sinusitis may not always require treatment with antibiotics. Once having been treated, if it was effective, that will not necessarily redu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Not too surprising: In truth the vast majority of sinus infections are caused by viruses which are not affected by antibiotics and resolve only with time. Since your doc... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Sinusitis: Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis is a different disease. Most rhinosinusitis is caused by viruses but if symptoms last beyond 10 days or worsen after 5 ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Well: Take your antibiotic and steam and drink hot fluids. See if issue resolved after your treatment is done
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