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Is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic for a severe acute sinus infection?

Is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) a good antibiotic for a severe acute 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

Dr. James Krick
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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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Is it possible for a bacterial sinus infection to resolve using sinus rinses without using antibiotics?

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

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Can amox-clav treat a sinus infection?

Can amox-clav treat a sinus infection?

Yes: If you don't have a prescription plan, you may do as well with Amoxil 875mg three times daily and flonase. You can get them both for less than the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will cost you. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid help a sinus infection?

Will Macrobid help a sinus infection?

Macrobid: Hello, Macrobid is an antibiotic commonly used for urinary tract infections. See your doctor for a better choice for a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can you use cephalexin for a sinus infection?

Can you use cephalexin for a sinus infection?

Yes: But 1- many cases resolve without antimicrobials 2- other antimicrobials such as Amoxicillin / clavulanate may have better activity. ...Read more

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Could amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

Could amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

It could...: But it won't cure your problem. Speak to your dentist to be sure of exactly what treatment you need. Antibiotics do not treat decayed or abscessed teeth, just the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory 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

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Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

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

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Can you take penicillin for a sinus infection?

Sure: As long as you are not allergic to it and the bacteria ends up being sensitive to it. best wishes. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

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 more

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Have some old antibiotics. So is a yeast infection a bacterial infection?

Have some old antibiotics. So is a yeast infection a bacterial infection?

No: Old antibiotics are considered a health risk & should be disposed of.A yeast infection is caused by yeast & may respond to otc anti-yeast preparations. ...Read more

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Can i take Flagyl for a sinus infection?

No: Flagyl treats only anaerobic bacteria, which would be unlikely to cause sinusitis, especially acute sinusitis. Antibiotics aren't usually recommended for sinusitis, but when they are, you need something other than flagyl. ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Could be: True sinus infections are not very contagious. Many upper respiratory infections are mistaken for sinus infections these are more contagious. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more