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what remedies can i use for a sinus infection when im pregnant

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Should not interact: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of combination birth control pills su ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neti pot: Use a neti pot and drink lots of fluids. This will thin and wash out the secretions and will allow the sinuses to drain more effectively.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rash : It doesn't sound characteristic of an allergic reaction which causes hives or urticaria. The rash is bigger than dots and is raised and itchy. If it c ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline: Saline irrigations (neti pot or irrigation squeeze bottle) are particularly quite safe and effective in treating and preventing chronic sinus infectio ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Macrobid is a drug for urinary tract infections. It's not recommended that sinus infections be treated with antibiotics, unless the symptoms have bee ... Read More
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Dr. Armando Villarreal
31 years experience Anesthesiology
Medical interactions: Augmentin will not interfere with the other two medications, however Gabapentin and Clonazepam do increase your risk of over sedation. I do not know ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You can, but: this is rather an adverse drug reaction, (not an allergic reaction), and may disappear later. If you can't put up with or it becomes worse, definitely ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline rinses: The cough is often related to the sinus drainage. Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Umcka/ irrigation: This is not exactly a "home remedy" but the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) is proven to work well (whereas research shows antibiotics seld ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Sinus: A true sinus infection needs to be treated with antibiotics. Warm mist, saline spray and decongestants all help drainage but the infection needs to be ... Read More
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