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Best Antibiotic For Sinusitus
Ask your doctor: If you have been told that you have a strep infection, ask the doctor who diagnosed you for a prescription. If not, please do not try to self diagnose and treat yourself. Strep infections can be dangerous and you need professional guidance. You may not even have a strep throat and it might be something else. ...Read more
Homeopathy & sinus: Homeopathic treatment can be very effective for sinus complaints. However, there are over 140 homeopathic remedies known to help sinus infections -- each of which has its own unique qualities. For best results you need a professional homeopath to take your case and select the best remedy for you. It's not an antibiotic because the treatment isn't aimed at a bacteria; it supports you instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Penicillin still #1: Despite being the oldest antibiotic, it is still the medicine of choice for treating strep throat infection. It is not 100%, but still the "standard of care." it is sometime not used because of penicillin allergies or because of younger age (adolescent/teen-more difficult with schedule--school/sports etc) due to required frequency of use --4x/day for 10 days.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more
Sudafed if no HBP: Sudafed is a great decongestant and helps with ear pain. You need to ask the pharmacist because it is kept behing the counter. If you have high blood pressure, do not take sudafed. If you are anxious, you may not want to take sudafed either. It can cause palpitations and make anxiety worse. Vitamin c 500mg 3x per day is a natural antihistamine. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to thin mucus so you can blow it out. ...Read more
Antibiotic caution: It's best to get a doc's input on whether you need antibiotics or not...Particularly in this day and age when side effects can be worse (C. diff) and resistant germs are on the rise. The IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America) is against antibiotics for sinus infections. Best to see a doc and get proper advice before you go treating yourself. There's other good treatment that can be tried. ...Read more
It depends: There are >6 different antibiotic pill options for treating MRSA & >6 intravenous antibiotic options.The best antibiotic depends on the severity of the infection, its location (skin vs. Lung vs. Blood stream, etc.), your allergy history, other medications you are taking, your past medical history (ie. Kidney failure) & your response to previous antibiotics.No 1 antibiotic is the best 100% of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any are OK: I am not aware of any antibiotics contraindicated in glaucoma patients, whether it is open angle or narrow angle glaucoma. Apparently there is the case of sulfa containing antibiotics being a risk for angle closure glaucoma due to rotation of the ciliary body, but I have never seen a case of this rare complication. ...Read more
What prescription is better for a sinus infection, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or cefdinir?
Sinusitis: Either one, your physician will decide which one to prescribe considering several factors. ...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
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