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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. Bernard Seif
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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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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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Taking amoxicillin for sinus infection. Can I still take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe for adults?

Taking amoxicillin for sinus infection. Can I still take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe for adults?

Sinus infection: Yes - the amoxicillin will kill bacteria the Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe will serve as a decongestant/anti histamine. For decongestants I still prefer pseudoephedrine - available OTC but behind the counter. In your case there is no problem taking both amoxicillin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe. ...Read more

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Would a 10 day course of amoxicillin for sinus infection cure syphilis or some other STD's too if I had them?

Would a 10 day course of amoxicillin for sinus infection cure syphilis or some other STD's too if I had them?

STD: No, antibiotics are specific to the type of bacteria suspected as the infective organism and it certainly would not treat viral infection such as Herpes. You need to see your doctor and not just take some antibiotic left over in your or someone else's medicine cabinet. ...Read more

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I just finished a 10 day course of amoxil (amoxicillin) for sinus infection. My head is hurting, I have a runny nose and ear pain. Do i need to go back to the dr?

I just finished a 10 day course of amoxil (amoxicillin) for sinus infection. My head is hurting, I have a runny nose and ear pain. Do i need to go back to the dr?

Yes: Your symptoms should have resolved after taking a course of antibiotics. You may need further testing to determine what is causing your continued symptoms (eg. Fungal infection, drug resistant bacteria, other cause) or a procedure done to drain your sinuses. ...Read more

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I was given amoxicillin for sinus(headaches & pain under eyes) since taking the medicine i feel worse(nasal drip, sore throat) shld i stop taking it?

I was given amoxicillin for sinus(headaches & pain under eyes) since taking the medicine i feel worse(nasal drip, sore throat) shld i stop taking it?

Sinus problems: Antibiotics rarely indicated. There is form of migraine- sinus referred headache but there are many methods to controll problem. Most are non- allergic or mixed sinusitis. Problem- blockage of air passages, mucous becomes thick and creates secondary problems. Comsult ENT specialist. Use neil med sinus rinse/ benzedrex inhaler, saline wash, breath right nasal strips-all otc. Meds like flonase- dr. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection turn into inner ear infection? Took amoxicillin for sinus infection and that went away but about 4 days into got vertigo and ear still hurts. Started augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

Can sinus infection turn into inner ear infection? Took amoxicillin for sinus infection and that went away but about 4 days into got vertigo and ear still hurts. Started augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

Sinus ; ear : Hello. " rhinosinusitis" describes the inflammation that occurs in the nose while your sinuses are infected. Since the mucosa or lining in the nose continues into the eustachian tube, infection can travel the same path. Middle then inner ear infection tigons can occur. This can cause vertigo, hearing loss, ear pain and ringing in the ear. See your ENT doctor for an opinion. ...Read more

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I just finished amoxicillin for strep/sinus issued last week now I'm all congested again! Thinking its allergy related, any OTC could help?

I just finished amoxicillin for strep/sinus issued last week now I'm all congested again! Thinking its allergy related, any OTC could help?

Consider consult: Hard to know without more information. Allergy is possible, but so is inflammation from a partially treated infection. Sometimes a longer course of antibiotics is necessary for true bacterial sinus infection, particularly if there was initial improvement. Sometimes a short prednisone course is given to resolve inflammation and improve efficacy of the antibiotic. Consider a consult to discuss. ...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


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

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