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A 20-year-old female asked:

Given amoxicillin for a week to treat my sinus infection. it's been a week and i still have bad odour from nose. was i given the wrong medication?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Sounds like it.: While amoxicillin is a great choice, it does not kill every kind of bacteria that can cause sinusitis. If you have had no improvement in 5 days, then it likely is the wrong one for this particular infection. Call or see your doc to try a different one.

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