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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Prescribed amox/clav 875 2 times a day for 10 days. Could only handle the side effects for 7 days. Would that be good enough for sinus infection?

Prescribed amox/clav 875 2 times a day for 10 days. Could only handle the side effects for 7 days. Would that be good enough for sinus infection?

Sinus: By definition you have had an incomplete course of Abx. Best to be rechecked esp. If purulent discharge, Could use oxymetazoline spray every 4 hours for one week to decrease tissue swelling around sinus openings. Also saline nasal irrigations three times a day for one week. This is assuming you do not have chronic rhinosinusitis, polyps, smoker. These conditions will require much more treatment. ...Read more

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My head feels like its burning inside its like in the very top. What could this be? I am on meds for sinus infection. Amox/clav.

Sinusitis: Your symptoms can be related to your sinus infection. Try a saline snus rinse. If your symptoms don't improve on the antibiotic, call your doctor for reassessment. ...Read more

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I am on Amox clav 875mg and prednisone for sinus infection and/or tooth infection. When will I start to feel better? I'm on 3rd day.

I am on Amox clav 875mg and prednisone for sinus infection and/or tooth infection. When will I start to feel better? I'm on 3rd day.

2 calls: 1. Antibiotic will not cure infected tooth, only control spread of infection. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment, even if you start to feel better. If tooth infected symptoms will return after antibiotic finished.
2. Call Physician to report progress. Referral to ENT may be advisable.
Some things can't be fixed with just a pill. ...Read more

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Amox clav 875mg 2x a day. Started last night. Good for bronchitis or sinus infection? I feel awful and I'm coughing up green chunks of mucus. Super tired

Amox clav 875mg 2x a day. Started last night. Good for bronchitis or sinus infection? I feel awful and I'm coughing up green chunks of mucus. Super tired

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Yes, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is great for sinus infections and bronchitis generally speaking. Sounds like you are pretty ill, so don't expect instant results. It is going to take time to start to recover and even longer before you are fully recovered. Your body is under a tremendous stress dealing with this infection. Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated and try and get decent nutrition everyday to aid inthe recovery ...Read more

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Sinus infection, fluid in the ears and bronchitis. On amox-clav 875 2xday. Head feels wooshy and I get dizzy spells. Is this from the fluid in ear?

Sinus infection, fluid in the ears and bronchitis. On amox-clav 875 2xday. Head feels wooshy and I get dizzy spells. Is this from the fluid in ear?

Otitis Media: Hi, yes, it is, I would suggest that you use a nose Steroid spray and also Claritin (loratadine) at the same time. If not better then see an Ear-Nose-Throat doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and my doctor prescribed amoxicillin but how do I treat the crusted stuff inside my nosterals?

Nasal rinses: Pharmacies sell saline sprays or rinses for sinusitis or sinus infections. As long as it's unmedicated it's safe to use for rinsing your nose. ...Read more

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Given Amoxicillin for a week to treat my sinus infection. It's been a week and I still have bad odour from nose. Was I given the wrong medication?

Sounds like it.: While amoxicillin is a great choice, it does not kill every kind of bacteria that can cause sinusitis. If you have had no improvement in 5 days, then it likely is the wrong one for this particular infection. Call or see your doc to try a different one. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for an acute sinus infection but have been on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a week and the pain is getting worse and spreading. Any suggestions?

I'm being treated for an acute sinus infection but have been on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a week and the pain is getting worse and spreading. Any suggestions?

Multi-factorial: The discomfort of sinusitis has as much to do with obstruction of drainage and congestion as it does with inflammation. It does not appear that you are irrigating your nares with saline solution and a Neti-pot, nor using a decongestant (pseudoephedrine, oxymetozaline, etc.) You would probably benefit from both and if it gets worse see an ENT doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 74 year old father started on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg dose today to treat a severe sinus infection. He threw up one hour later. Should he continue the med?

Try one more dose: Some people cannot tolerate certain antibiotics. If he is unable to keep down his second dose, the prescribing clinician needs to be informed immediately so he/ she can decide what to do. If he can't keep it down, it is not treating his infection. ...Read more

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Treated sinus infection with liquid augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) didn't work, took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pills, cold symptoms went away, swelling in face got worse. Should I worry?

Treated sinus infection with liquid augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) didn't work, took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pills, cold symptoms went away, swelling in face got worse. Should I worry?

Be concerned: You should see your doctor to get this checked out. You may have a sinus infection and may need further evaluation. The liquid vs the pills should have no difference if taken as prescribed. If you have the swelling you must be seen to make sure there is resolution or that something else is not ongoing.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will Amoxcillin or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will help me if have sinusitis or upper respiratory infection?

Only if bacterial: These antibiotics will help only if the cause is bacterial and not viral

Your Health care provider will make this decision. ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Is it safe to drink while on this medication?

Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. I feel like I have a bladder infection. Is that possible?

I'm on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. I feel like I have a bladder infection. Is that possible?

Yes: You could have a bladder infection with a bacteria or yeast that is resistant to Amoxicillin.
Note antibiotics are no longer recommended for sinusitis unless it is very prolonged or severe. Most cases will resolve without antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I went to the emergency room & got amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Been taking it for 3 days & I have been feeling discomfort in my vaginal area.

I went to the emergency room & got amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Been taking it for 3 days & I have been feeling discomfort in my vaginal area.

Yeast?: You don't say what sort of vaginal "discomfort" you have. If it's itching or irritation, or maybe a thick discharge, it could be a yeast infection. Antibiotics like amoxicillin can suppress normal vaginal bacteria and allow yeast to overgrow and cause symptoms. Three days is earlier than usual, however. Contact your doctor for further advice and possibly treatment if yeast is suspected. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does amoxicillin work for someone with a sinus infection?

How does amoxicillin work for someone with a sinus infection?

Very good: A bacterial sinus infection is treated primarily with antibiotics to ward off any infection. Due to the severity and longevity of the sinus infection, an individual may have to take larger doses of amoxicillin. The typical sinus infection requires around 1, 500 mg daily of amoxicillin, but in more severe instances a person may need to take 2, 000 mg to 2, 500 mg daily to ward off the infection. ...Read more

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Ttc on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Are we safe to try or should we wait until next month?

Safe: There is no need to wait based on the use of Amoxicillin. It is not dangerous. You may not feel up to having sex though since you are sick with an infection. ...Read more

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My 6 year old 52 lbs was given Amoxicillin 400mg for a sinus infection. Take 20mls daily. Shouldn't this be twice a day?

Usually: This med is designed to be taken twice a day. That is how I would use it. It leaves the body through the kidneys & twice a day use increases retention. I would use 10 ml of the 400/5 liquid twice a day (not 20ml twice a day) ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and the last 4 days I smell onions on and off there on none in my house!? Been taking amoxicillin...

I have a sinus infection and the last 4 days I smell onions on and off there on none in my house!? Been taking amoxicillin...

Recheck: Some antibiotics and sinus infections can alter taste and smell. Should you have worsening sinus symptoms or worsening taste, reconsultation with your doctor is recommended. Otherwise once you are done with the sinus infection and the antibiotic the smell should go away. ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

Fatigue: Any medications may have very mild or significant side effects. Serious side effects such as anemia, liver or kidney toxicity may in turn cause significant fatigue. Infection by itself can make you feel tired also. See your doctor for screening blood work if your fatigue symptoms persist or worsen dramatically ...Read more

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Hello...I am taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection., for about three days. 500 mg. I am stlll having terriable drainage snd sometimes pain?

Hello...I am taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection., for about three days. 500 mg. I am stlll having terriable drainage snd sometimes pain?

Takes more time: You will need to stay on your antibiotic for 14 days, take 500 mg every 6 hrs forv14 days. Sinus infections can be very persistent so follow this regime properly.
I prefer augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 mg, 1 every 12 hrs for 14 days! ...Read more

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


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