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Can you treat sinus infection with flagyl

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Sinus infection: I can think of no common reasons causing sinusitis that would be treated by flagyl. The answer is no.
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: Some chronic sinus infections may become difficult due to the overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria, and your doctor may choose Metronidazole as part of th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: Flagyl treats only anaerobic bacteria, which would be unlikely to cause sinusitis, especially acute sinusitis. Antibiotics aren't usually recommended... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Sinus infection: Metronidazole is not effective against s.Pneumoniae, h.Influenzae or m.Catarrhalis, the three most likely causative agents in sinusitis. Not a great ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Not likely to help: If you are on tetracycline, this will usually get a bacterial sinus infection. Sinus infection could be viral and not going to be helped with antibio... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
38 years experience
Not my choice.: This is a good antibiotic for anaerobic bacteria but not for most of the organisms seen even in chronic sinusitis.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Strange: Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is most often indicated for bacterial infections that may involve obligate anaerobes. I have never used it for sin... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Side seffects: Take the metronidazole on a very full stomach and call your prescribing physician. GI side effects are common with both.
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Multifactorial: You can irrigate the sinuses with a netti-pot and saline/bicarb rinse, use a decongestant, such as pseudoephedrine, remain hydrated and take Acetamino... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Sinus Infection: If it is a bacterial infection, you need antibiotics. If it does not go away, you may need to see an ENT physician to see if the sinuses are draining... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Sinusitis: For acute viral sinusitis you should use Aleve for pain/fever liquigels work well. Use a saline nasal spray to clear your nasal passages. If you are f... Read More
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