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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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What is the best antibiotic prescribed for sinus infection? Due to getting strep throat a lot i think I have become immune to amoxicillin. Can this be

What is the best antibiotic prescribed for sinus infection? Due to getting strep throat a lot i think I have become immune to amoxicillin. Can this be

Strep throat: If u r getting treated for strep throat 3+ times a year, u r probably doing more harm than good. Not only do the antibiotics kill good bacteria in your gut but they indirectly make u more susceptible to more infections by killing those good germs. I strongly recommend u starting a high dose probiotic (225 billion cfus). This will heal your immune system &decrease strep infections &heal your gut. ...Read more

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Which is the best antibiotic to treat acute Sphenoid sinus infection discovered on an MRI? Is Cefprozil good??

Which is the best antibiotic to treat acute Sphenoid sinus infection discovered on an MRI? Is Cefprozil good??

Doctor's call: after putting clinical findings in context with radiologic study. It may be just inflamed mucous lining of the sinuses vs true chronic infection, which if true, a broad spectrum antibiotic would be needed rather, cefprozil wouldn't be recommended as it might not work, best wishes ...Read more

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Which antiobiotic is 1) most commonly prescribed for sinus infection and 2) most effective at treating them?

Usually none: Antibiotics are not recommended for the majority of sinus infections, which are typically caused by viruses and get better on their own. When antibiotics are used for cases that are particularly severe or prolonged, the standard recommendation is Amoxicillin for those not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Please tell me what anti-biotics are recommended for a sinus infection?

Please tell me what anti-biotics are recommended for a sinus infection?

There are several: There are several antibiotics depending on how severe is the infection. High-dose Amoxicillin or a sulfa antibiotic can be tried first. If the infection is chronic or keeps coming back, you might need to take an antibiotic for 2-4 weeks. Ciprofloxacin or Levofloxacin can be used if the other antibiotics aren't working or you are allergic to the usual antibiotics. Take probiotics too. ...Read more

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What are considered the most effective anti biotics to take care of a sinus infection?

Amoxicillin: As long as you are not allergic to the penicillin class, the best initial antibiotic for a bacterial rhinosinusitis is amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotcs ?

Is it possible for me to get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotcs ?

It depends: That depends on whether you have a sinus infection or a cold. How long have you had symptoms? Most sinus infections are caused by colds. A cold is a viral infection, and antibiotics won't help. A sinus infection is a complication of a cold, and generally takes 10 to 14 days to develop. Don't wait longer than 3 weeks for an antibiotic, and seek help immediately for neckstiffness, eye swelling. ...Read more

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What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection? Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest

What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated  sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection?  Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest

Sinusitis treatment : Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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