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does cephalexin help with acute sinusitis

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis = abrupt onset of inflammation and /or infection of one or more sinuses.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Following a URI: Acute sinusitis most commonly follows a cold so if you've had cold type symptoms for greater than two weeks, it might be sinusitis. Pressure, pain, d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It l ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Negative pressure: If you plug your nose while sneezing the negative pressure can push organisms into the sinuses and lead to infection. Normal nose blowing will not.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It should not cause major issues.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Lumps with sinusitis: You may have reactive lymph nodes, but that's about all that might occur.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Probably not: Forceful and frequent nose blowing from sinusitis could be the reason for a small amount of blood.
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Sinus: Many causes including obstruction, allergies, chronic infection and previous surgery with scarring
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
An ENT exam: Without a specific x-ray, an ENT exam will usually reveal redness, swelling and pus in the lateral wall of the nose. The pussy drainage can be culture ... Read More
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