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how long does it take for antibiotics to kick in for a sinus infection

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: Most "sinus infections" are actually caused by viral symptoms so wouldn't be helped by abx to begin with. If you're not feeling better after 2-3 days ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheree Cloer
19 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: If you do nothing, your symptoms are unlikely to go away. If you are employing methods such as using a neti pot or sinus rinse, acupressure, essential ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Varies: Sinus infections can be persistent. I would recommend you have a culture and sensitivity done so the correct antibiotics can be used. Depending on wha ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See an ENT: Regardless, whether it's acute or chronic, sinusitis is painful and wearying. For chronic sinusitis, antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids and nasal ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not that I know: Oral and injection steroids can make bco less effective. Speak with obgyn.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Amoxicillin: As long as you are not allergic to the penicillin class, the best initial antibiotic for a bacterial rhinosinusitis is amoxicillin.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually yes.: Depending upon the particular antibiotic there may be some questionable interference but generally this will not be a problem.
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Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Tear duct drainage could mean blockage or infection. This should be checked out promptly.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
If : If her pain is persisting even with pain medication, then she needs to go back to her primary for a follow up and a change in medication. By the date ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
19 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends on extent: A true sinus infection should be treated with a quinolone antibiotic such as Avelox or levaquin (levofloxacin).
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Burning urine: This is typical of a urinary tract infection.You may have developed a yeast infection as a result of taking the antibiotic.Return to your doctor if th ... Read More

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