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A 41-year-old member asked:

how long should it take for amoxicillin to stop sinusitis?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Sinusitis: If not resistant to amoxicillin, usually 2-3 days.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Depending on the situation, treatment in childhood starts at 10-14 days and if improvement is slow another week may be added. The problem of resistant organisms is seen occasionally & lack of any improvement in 3-5 days indicate need to use an alternate treatment.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Insufflating (snorting) amoxicillin? Has anyone done that to treat sinusitis?

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Dr. John Overholt
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
YIKES: Nasal nebulized antibiotics have been tried, but there's no good evidence that they're any better than oral antibiotics. Crushing and snorting antibiotics sounds like a bad idea. You'd probably wind up swallowing most of it, anyway.

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