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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have been to the doctor twice in the past 2-3 weeks and i just finished taking cefdinir, i have a sinus infection, should i go back to the doctor?

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 25 years experience
Yes: If you have had symptoms suggestive of a sinus infection and you have been treated with appropriate antibiotics and have not resolved further discussion is needed. One possibility is that your symptoms are caused by a viral infection not bacterial and they will not get better with antibiotics, only time. OTC meds can help SX. Another possibility is allergies as cause of symptoms.
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Sinus infection: Still having symptom? Reflux may complicate sinus infection and predisposes. May also be due to mycoplasma so make sure that is covered( zithromax levaquin), Consider elevating head of bed so reflux does not get to sinus, try astelin, zyrtec -not zyrtec D or any D products or afrin (oxymetazoline) as it will cause rebound rhinitis.Try Vit C as it can shorten viral syndromes. Discuss with doctor/urgent care

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