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Dr. James Dukelow
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional if symptoms persist or worsen
Daily
Use nasal saline spray or Neti Pot to help rinse sinuses
Once
Use antihistamine such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra
Daily
Try a long, warm shower or a humidifier
Daily
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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Take all of your antibiotic, even if you're feeling better
once
Avoid smoking, or exposure to smoke
once
Use a room humidifier and keep it clean!
once
Know there are no activity restrictions—do what you feel able to do
once
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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?

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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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

Drink Green Tea
every 4 hours
Humming sounds like "oooommm'
hourly, while awake
Drink Water with lime/lemon and honey
3x day
Pulsatile Nasal/Sinus Irrigation
in the morning
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more

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