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Can Bactrim Be Used For Sinus Infection
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
Not great: Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics. I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the organism causing the infection and its sensitivity to the drug. Best, if possible , to get a culture prior to initiating treatment. Speak to your otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more
Sinus Infection: A large series was just published which showed that treating sinus infections with antibiotics does not work. You can safely use Nitrofurantoin in pregnancy, if you are not allergic to it, but it will not help. Best is steam inhalation, using peppermint, oregano and lemon. Check out the natural cold season remedies on my website, under handouts, at coastalclinic.Com. ...Read more
Can any other antibiotic besides levaquin (levofloxacin) safely be used to treat a urinary tract infection?
I'm currently taking levofloxacin 500mg tablets for a sinus infection, can this also be used to treat the yeast infection i've developed?
It likely caused it.: Levofloxacin in a broad spectrum antibiotic that not only kills bad bacteria, but also the good ones that maintain an environment that is hostile to yeast. Most likely, the very antibiotic you think could be used, is likely what contributed to the cause of your infection. I would recommend a dose of Fluconazole (diflucan) 150mg by mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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