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Can doxycycline used for sinus infections?

Can doxycycline used for sinus infections?

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 more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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I have had sinus pain and pressure for 3-4 weeks, taken a round of doxycycline and still pain. No cold symptoms or mucous in my nose. Now what?

Stronger antibiotic: Doxycycline may not be the best antibiotic for you and it may require one like avellox or Levaquin (levofloxacin) to clear the infection. Warm applications, steam inhalations and nasal irrigations may promote nasal drainage to relieve the pressure. A ct scan of the paranasal sinuses is often done in stubborn cases. Discuss these suggestions with your physician or otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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CT scan Neg. For clogged sinuses on Doxycycline for sinus infection still, however having horrible sinus pain and pressure what is it?????

CT scan Neg. For clogged sinuses on Doxycycline for sinus infection still, however having horrible sinus pain and pressure what is it?????

Sinusitis: Without seeing and examining you and obtaining further history cannot diagnose you, but you might try saline nasal rinses with a Neti-pot, decongestants and a visit to an ENT doctor if you have not yet done this. Usually one does not need antibiotics for sinusitis. This may be due to allergy or represent inflammation elsewhere besides the sinuses. See somebody soon. ...Read more

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Doxycycline given for sinus infection. I dropped 3 tabs down the drain (oops.) Will taking 8 and a half days instead of the full 10 days still be OK?

Doxycycline given for sinus infection. I dropped 3 tabs down the drain (oops.) Will taking 8 and a half days instead of the full 10 days still be OK?

Check with doctor: Although traditionally a 10-day course for acute sinusitis is prescribed for most abx, it may be ok if you have had complete resolution of your sinus symptoms after 81/2 days of treatment. It is however best to check with your doctor who knows more about your health condition. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline 100 mg good to take for a sinus infection?

Is doxycycline 100 mg good to take for a sinus infection?

In general no: Doxycycline is not generally a good antibiotic for rhino-sinusitis. If there is objective evidence of a bacterial infection (documented by culture) i would always recommend a culture and sensitivity of the lateral wall of the nose, particularly, is pus is present. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in patients not allergic to penicillin or Levaquin would be my recommendations. But a culture is required to make sure. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more