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Dr. Peter Baumann
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Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder. ?

Dr. Peter Baumann
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Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection  & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder. ?

Yeast infection: Unfortunately, antibiotics like amoxicillin not only kill the bacteria that in your case caused the sinus infection, but also the lactobacillae present in the vagina. That in turn promoted the growth of candida, I suspect, and you ended up with a yeast infection. If your vaginal symptoms are ceasing, your lactobacilli may be recovering. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses caused by a virus, allergies, bacteria or fungus. The vast majority of sinusitis does not need antibiotics and goes away with simple remidies like NSAIDs, ...Read more


Dr. David Astrachan
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Im on day 8 of taking one 875 mg of amoxicillin twice a day for a sinus infection and i forgot to take one yesterday, should I take 3 today?

Dr. David Astrachan
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Im on day 8 of taking one 875 mg of amoxicillin twice a day for a sinus infection and i forgot to take one yesterday, should I take 3 today?

No: No, just take the normal dose and try not to forget again. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Hirsch
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Possible sinus infection. Dr gave me amoxicillin 875 mg tid for 10 days. Used for 4 days now. Why would dried ear wax come out next morning?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Possible sinus infection. Dr gave me amoxicillin 875 mg tid for 10 days. Used for 4 days now. Why would dried ear wax come out next morning?

Yes: It's not uncommon for sinus infections to get worse before they get better. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Hello, should I be worried about swollen axillary lymph nodes? I have a sinus infection and am on 875 mg of amoxicillin and Mucinex dm. Just recently my arm pits have been hurting and i'm almost positive its my lymph nodes. Is there anything to be worried

Dr. Dale Tylor
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Hello, should I be worried about swollen axillary lymph nodes? I have a sinus infection and am on 875 mg of amoxicillin and Mucinex dm. Just recently my arm pits have been hurting and i'm almost positive its my lymph nodes. Is there anything to be worried

Axilla isn't sinus: Axillary nodes would be really unexpected in a sinus infection. I would get these nodes checked out sooner than later, especially if they are cropping up in a scenario when you are already taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 875 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hrs on it. Today was more dizzy with sinus pressure. How long til it works?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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At least 72 hours: It will take at least 72 hours take effect. It's difficult to establish adequate antibiotic levels inside sinuses because of their vascular anatomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 875 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hrs and runny nose now. Dizzy/sinus pressure more today. How long til it works?

Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 875 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hrs and runny nose now. Dizzy/sinus pressure more today. How long til it works?

VIRAL INFECTION: Basic assumption is that your doctor gave you treatment for a bacterial infection. Inasmuch as 90 to 95% of upper respiratory infections are viral, there is no answer to your question. If you have a bacterial infection, it may take 3 to 5 days for you to feel well. With no culture of the nose and no pus in the nose, i believe you have a viral infection and think the antibiotic will not work. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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I have got a sinus infection for over a month. I've taken1000 mg of amoxicillin for 28 days and it has still not gone. What should I do?

Dr. Patrick Melder
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I have got a sinus infection for over a month. I've taken1000 mg of amoxicillin for 28 days and it has still not gone. What should I do?

Amox not great: Amoxicillin is not a great drug for sinusitis. Amoxicillin + clavulante (augmentin) is preferred. A short course of steroids (prednisone) may be helpful as well. But if you have had symptoms this long, i would see your local ent. There are some newer technologies to open your sinuses up in the clinic... Using balloon technology like angioplasty: acclarent.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Prescribed amoxicillin 500 mg 2 pills twice a day for 10 days. Accidentally been taking 1 pill twice a day for first 2 days for sinus infection. Bad?

Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Prescribed amoxicillin 500 mg 2 pills twice a day for 10 days. Accidentally been taking 1 pill twice a day for first 2 days for sinus infection. Bad?

No: Just correct the dosage from now on and stay on the regiment , you'll be fine;). ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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