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fungal sinus infection and green stool

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Need a doctor: Your question is too complex for answer here, and the answer depends on many details that we don't have. You should see your doctor, or an ENT surgeo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool change antibio: It is common for the consistency and frequency of bowel movements to change when taking antibiotics. Antibiotics kill some naturally occurring bacteri ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Fungi in the sinuses: Decreased immunity (reflected by deficiencies in immunoglobulins, particularly in iga) is only one cause of unusual infections in common places. Other ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Not likely: Steroids put you at risk for infections but don't cause them. I doubt just taking 3 doses of prednisone would put you at any significant risk.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The pus in the airway is consistent with an infection. I would suggest discussing antibiotic treatment with your physician.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacteria: Cultures of bacteria must be interpreted by what organisms are isolated and from what clinical materials and in the context of signs and symptoms of i ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
No: Generally upper respiratory infections are viral even when the mucus is yellow/green. Incompletely treating any bacterial infection can lead to antib ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not necessarily: Green colored nasal secretions makes a lot of people sure they have a bacterial infection, but it isn't always so. Generally a bacterial sinus infect ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Shenkir
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection.: Fever, facial pain, cough... These all point to infection. Whether the source is sinus or lungs, it's hard to say here on an online forum. Regardless ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
It shouldn't: In theory, if you have a huge amount of mucus, that can pass through into your stool and cause diarrhea, but usually this is only seen in infants and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
sounds like: Fungus (aspergillosis). See your ent.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Properties of bacter: That is what the bacterium does
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: when its severe yes
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely not infect: Green foul tasting sputum may emanate from many sources, but these will usually be areas of infection or bacterial growth within an obstructed or locu ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
If it's being going: On for six months, it sounds like it's time to review this with an ENT(ear, nose throat) doctor to make sure there isn't something atypical going on.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Antibiotics yes: Yes could be due to antibiotics, see your doctor.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sounds like it: 7-10 days of discolored drainage is typical criteria of sinus infection. Most with infection have facial pressure or pain and nasal congestion as wel ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Augmentin is usually recommended first line. More resistance to cipro (ciprofloxacin). The bad odor is probably from the purulent sinus drainage.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: While sinus infections can be associated with green/yellow nasal drainage, you can have a sinus infection with no apparent drainage. It may be too "lo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No. Garlic will have no beneficial effects against yeasts or bacteria. See a doctor and get proper treatment.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Either: About 10% of the people with a cold end up with a bacterial sinus infection. However it is not always easy to tell. Suggest that you consult your d ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: If the causative organism is a bacteria which is sensitive to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) it should respond, but this may not be effective ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably sinus: Your history suggests that you may be suffering from nasal congestion (most likely from allergies) leading to obstruction of the sinus drainage and th ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Return to doctor: Yeast usually causes little or no discharge, and usually white, not colored. I'm concerned something else is causing it. STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydi ... Read More
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