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Antibiotics For A Sinus Infection
OK, not first line.: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will likely do an OK job on most sinus infections. There are other medications that are considered "first choices"-- amoxicillin, levofloxicin, doxycycline. There is quite a bit of resistance to some medication. Thus, if you are not responding after 5 days or so, or if you are getting worse, let your doctor know ...Read more
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
Is it possible for a bacterial sinus infection to resolve using sinus rinses without using antibiotics?
Sometimes yes.: It is worth a try to clear it up with decongestants, postural drainage, and humidified air. Antibiotics are generally overused, in these cases. ...Read more
Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) clear up an ear infection along with a sinus infection?
Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take unnecessary antibiotics. Sounds like you may be considering taking left over keflex. Would recommend against that. Rather consult your doctor. ...Read more
Recurrent Sinus Infe: Clarithromycin is acceptable. Unless you are allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin is the drug choice. If you have taken antibiotics within the past six week, amoxicllin/clavulanate or Moxifloxacin are other choices. Go see your primary care provider, if your symptoms have lasted longer than seven days, as you'll need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more
Usually: Provided you are not allergic to penicillins, Amoxil typically works well. For more aggressive or severe infections or those refractory to amoxil, i usually go with clindamycin. Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is Amoxil plus another ingredient works well too. But the short answer is 'yes...Usually'. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR be a good antibiotic for a suspected an ear infection?
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
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