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A 54-year-old female asked:

Prescribed amox/clav 875 2 times a day for 10 days. could only handle the side effects for 7 days. would that be good enough for sinus infection?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus: By definition you have had an incomplete course of Abx. Best to be rechecked esp. if purulent discharge, Could use oxymetazoline spray every 4 hours for one week to decrease tissue swelling around sinus openings. Also saline nasal irrigations three times a day for one week. This is assuming you do not have chronic rhinosinusitis, polyps, smoker. These conditions will require much more treatment.
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