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can bactrim be used for sinus infection

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
See answer: Neither Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are recommended for Acute Bacterial Sinusitis. Most cases get better without antibiotics. For cases requirin ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The typical bacteria in a sinus infection usually are sensitive to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Depends on the organism causing the infection and its sensitivity to the drug. Best, if possible , to get a culture prior to initiating treatment. Spe ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible allergy: If a person is allergic to a medication, it may take repeated exposure to the drug before the development of the allergic symptom or sign, for example ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: If the infection is caused by bacteria, Doxycycline is an effective antibiotic -- however, most sinus infections are viral and will resolve on their o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotics: It may be but it is not a first line, or even second line medication choice for middle ear infections. More typically a penicillin like augmentin (amo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Macrobid: Hello, while any antibiotic can treat infections, thisbtypebof antibiotic is used for urinary tract infections. See your doctor for a better antibioti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
26 years experience in Urgent Care
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Not recommended: Levoflaxin is primarily for people who have been exposed to anthrax? Antibiotics, when prescribed, should be taken until all gone. Don't use leftove ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Macrobid is a drug for urinary tract infections. It's not recommended that sinus infections be treated with antibiotics, unless the symptoms have bee ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sinus Infection: A large series was just published which showed that treating sinus infections with antibiotics does not work. You can safely use Nitrofurantoin in pre ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Minocin (minocycline) for sinuses: Minocin (minocycline) is an antibiotic from the tetracycline family so your answer is 'yes', it could be used from sinus infections. It would be effe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Better options: Metronidazole is not the best for kidney infection. There are better choices.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many: There are lots of choices including ampicillin, tetracycline and cephalexin.
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Kidney infection: No. Neither one of those antibiotics is useful for urinary tract infections. If you have a urinary infection, please don't delay in getting help and g ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need more than that: It is not the doc for chlamydia u need zithromycin or Doxycycline and if u have pid with other organisms as well you need multiple antibiotics and st ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Ciprofloxacin is one of several antibiotics that is frequently used to treat urinary tract infections.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes we usually treat sinus infections for 10-21 days. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a strong antibiotic for sinus infections. If seen by an ent, he may ob ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
ERLICHOSIS INFECTION: ERLICHOSIS INFECTION IS COMMONLY TREATED WITH DOXYCYCLINE, MINOCYCLINE, AND RIFAMPIN. IS THIS THE ANSWER YOU WANT? BEST LUCK.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chlamydia Treatment: Azitromycin, erythromycin, Doxycycline and levofloxaci/ofloxacin can all be used to treat chlamydia infection of the cervix. Norfloxacin is similar to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience in Family Medicine
No: The antibiotic that you are taking has probably caused the yeast infection (antibiotics can kill some of your good bacteria as well) -- treatment for ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: But 1- many cases resolve without antimicrobials 2- other antimicrobials such as Amoxicillin / clavulanate may have better activity.
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