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Is it possible for you to take cephalexin for a sinus. infection?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Cephalexin will cover some of the bacteria that might cause sinus infection. It is freqently used for tonsillitis and skin infections. I don't generally use it for sinus infection.

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Can you use cephalexin for a sinus infection?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: But 1- many cases resolve without antimicrobials 2- other antimicrobials such as Amoxicillin / clavulanate may have better activity.

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