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can you take keflex for sinus infection

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Keflex: Keflex is much safer - it has no interaction with simvastatin. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is contraindicated. If you take biaxin, (clarithromycin) you m ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cephalexin: Not best choice for sinusitis, but it is is acute, the causative organism sensitive to first generation cephalosporins, and you absorb it adequately i ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
It could be.: It might. I use a higher dose, but some docs don't. If you have seen no improvement at all (even just a decrease in color of mucus) after 5 days, ca ... Read More
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
It should be enough: You can upgrade dosage to three times a day ( every eight hours) by day three if you don't see improvement.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Depends: Keflex is a cephalosporin type antibiotic, which is rather broad spectrum. It can be bacteriostatic (knocks them down) or bacteriocidal (kills them-ba ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds viral: Over all it sounds like a viral infection with both sinus and eyes involved. Bacterial eye infection/conjunctivitis usually have continuous pus like d ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: Did your MD say if it was viral, bacterial? Can you send a photo? Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. More info at [email protected] ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Veal : Most likely viral syndrome. Continue treatment of other conditions. Hydrate, use artificial tears, and possibly cool compresses to the eyes. See your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Cephalexin will cover some of the bacteria that might cause sinus infection. It is freqently used for tonsillitis and skin infections. I don't genera ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: I applaud your efforts to save money / avoid waste and am glad that you asked first. While Cephalexin may work for some of the bacteria that cause sin ... Read More

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