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what is the best antibiotics for strep and sinus infection ?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Strep : Streptococcus is the name of a bacteria and sinusitis is infection of sinus cavity. Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Bactrim are few of the commonly prescribed for strep throat. Sinus infections not always need antibiotic.

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