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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. ?

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

Fatigue : Any medications may have very mild or significant side effects. Serious side effects such as anemia, liver or kidney toxicity may in turn cause significant fatigue. Infection by itself can make you feel tired also. See your doctor for screening blood work if your fatigue symptoms persist or worsen dramatically ...Read more

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How does amoxicillin work for someone with a sinus infection?

How does amoxicillin work for someone with a sinus infection?

Very good: A bacterial sinus infection is treated primarily with antibiotics to ward off any infection. Due to the severity and longevity of the sinus infection, an individual may have to take larger doses of amoxicillin. The typical sinus infection requires around 1, 500 mg daily of amoxicillin, but in more severe instances a person may need to take 2, 000 mg to 2, 500 mg daily to ward off the infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up? I am taking amoxicillin 500 mg for it.

How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up? I am taking amoxicillin 500 mg for it.

Sinus infection: Simple cases could clear in a week but bad cases can take two months of antibiotics to clear. If not better in a week or so a CT of the sinuses can be helpful both to confirm the diagnosis and to help determine the severity and potential need for surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Why does amoxicillin after 5 days still not seem to be working for my child's sinus infection?

Why does amoxicillin after 5 days still not seem to be working for my child's sinus infection?

Is it sinusitis?: Sinusitis is diagnosed in kids with cough & nasal discharge for >10 days OR fever (> 102.2) & thick nasal discharge > 3 days; Most get better within a week w/o treatment. Sinuses don't have a good blood supply so it can be difficult to treat, which is why antibiotics should be for 10-21 days. If this is a viral illness, antibiotics won't help. See your Dr. if not better in 2 days, sooner if worse ...Read more

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How many teaspoons of amoxicillin should I give my 28 lb son? It's a 400mg/5ml bottle and he has a sinus infection.

What the doc said: Antibiotics are a prescription medication, prescribed at a dose based on problem and the weight of the kid. The instructions would be on the label and the amount dependent on the concentration of the drug. Treatment without verification or using old medication is unlikely to benefit anyone. ...Read more

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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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How long until amoxicillin works? sinus infection, been on meds for 7 days out of a 10 day dose and feel the same If not worse. What should I do?

How long until amoxicillin works? sinus infection, been on meds for 7 days out of a 10 day dose and feel the same If not worse. What should I do?

Sinusitis: You have either been misdiagnosed or inadequately treated. Under medication, you only report Ibuprofen and don't even list amoxicillin. Are you on any meds for allergies? are you congested? do you have facial pressure? any nasal or post-nasal discharge? you have not provided enough information for a meaningful response. If your sx are worsening on amoxicillin, return to your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Amoxicillin for my sinus infection - it just says every 8 hours (I am an adult) I was late on my last dose can I take next in 6 hrs.

I was prescribed Amoxicillin for my sinus infection - it just says every 8 hours (I am an adult) I was late on my last dose can I take next in 6 hrs.

No problem: You will not have any problems as long as you take your antibiotics as close as to your prescribed schedule. SO yes go ahead and take the dose in 6 hrs ...Read more

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Ttc on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Are we safe to try or should we wait until next month?

Ttc on amoxicillin for a sinus infection.  Are we safe to try or should we wait until next month?

Safe: There is no need to wait based on the use of Amoxicillin. It is not dangerous. You may not feel up to having sex though since you are sick with an infection. ...Read more

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My 6 year old 52 lbs was given Amoxicillin 400mg for a sinus infection. Take 20mls daily. Shouldn't this be twice a day?

Usually: This med is designed to be taken twice a day. That is how I would use it. It leaves the body through the kidneys & twice a day use increases retention. I would use 10 ml of the 400/5 liquid twice a day (not 20ml twice a day) ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and the last 4 days I smell onions on and off there on none in my house !? Been taking amoxicillin...

Recheck: Some antibiotics and sinus infections can alter taste and smell. Should you have worsening sinus symptoms or worsening taste, reconsultation with your doctor is recommended. Otherwise once you are done with the sinus infection and the antibiotic the smell should go away. ...Read more

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Hello...I am taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection., for about three days. 500 mg. I am stlll having terriable drainage snd sometimes pain?

Hello...I am taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection., for about three days. 500 mg. I am stlll having terriable drainage snd sometimes pain?

Takes more time: You will need to stay on your antibiotic for 14 days, take 500 mg every 6 hrs forv14 days .Sinus infections can be very persistent so follow this regime properly. I prefer augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 mg, 1 every 12 hrs for 14 days! ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection but only have 5 day dose of amoxicillin and 5 day dose of Septra. Together it gives me a full 10 days. Can I start with 1 and?

I have a sinus infection but only have 5 day dose of amoxicillin and 5 day dose of Septra. Together it gives me a full 10 days. Can I start with 1 and?

Yes.: Hi, Thank you for your question. That looks like more than enough for sinus infection. Take your medications as prescribed by your physician. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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Can you drink on amoxicillin. I just got diagnosed with a bad sinus infection. And will b going on spring break in one week (saturday).Is ok to drink?

Yes: These is no documented interaction between Amoxicillin and alcohol. Both Amoxicillin and alcohol can cause stomach upset and diarrhea so if you experience these symptoms it may be hard to tell what the cause is. As always: drink in moderation and under control and take your antibiotics for the full course prescribed. Take the medication on an empty stomach well before you start drinking. ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Is it safe to drink while on this medication?

Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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