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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: After an ear infection, the fluid that remains in the ears and muffles the hearing can persist from a few days to several months. Most of the time it ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Serous otitis: As a residue of your infection you have fluid in your ears. It may take 6-8 weeks to get rid of. Your best bet is see your doctor or make an appointme ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus: Amoxicillin-clavulanate (augmentin) is considered a 'drug of choice' for acute sinusitis. However, a longer course of antibiotics is required for sin ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If you don't have a prescription plan, you may do as well with Amoxil 875mg three times daily and flonase. You can get them both for less than the Au ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: Amoxicillin/clavulanate should not be causing purple discoloration around your eyes. This may be due to the inflammation in the sinuses with possibly ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Both medications are commonly prescribed for sinus infections but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) tends to be more effective in covering bacte ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus: By definition you have had an incomplete course of Abx. Best to be rechecked esp. if purulent discharge, Could use oxymetazoline spray every 4 hours f ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It sounds like you still have an infection. It would be reasonable to try a stronger antibiotic, though if you are not taking symptomatic medications ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Nope: Consult your prescribing doctor. That is not something we want you to be experiencing when taking an antibiotic for this condition.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sinusitis: Your symptoms can be related to your sinus infection. Try a saline snus rinse. If your symptoms don't improve on the antibiotic, call your doctor for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Sinus infections should be treated in several ways in addition to using antibiotics, one of the prime considerations being establishment of drainage. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
About 1 week: Acute sinusitis can be cured in about 1 week with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Chronic sinusitis (sinus infections that hang around for a ... Read More
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