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Can nitrofurantoin be used when pregnant for a sinus infection?

Can nitrofurantoin be used when pregnant for a sinus infection?

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

Dr. Ira Katz
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Nitrofurantoin (Definition)

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more


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Can Macrobid be used as an effective treatment for a sinus infection?

Can Macrobid be used as an effective treatment for a sinus infection?

No: Macrobid is a drug for urinary tract infections. It's not recommended that sinus infections be treated with antibiotics, unless the symptoms have been going on for a long time. If you did treat, it wouldn't be with macrobid. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid help a sinus infection?

Will Macrobid help a sinus infection?

Macrobid: Hello, Macrobid is an antibiotic commonly used for urinary tract infections. See your doctor for a better choice for a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Is oil of oregeno used to treat sinus infection?

Is oil of oregeno used to treat sinus infection?

No.: Not in traditional medicine. I have read on the internet it is a miracle cure which protects agains a variety of ailments including diabetes, and cancer. Hooey. ...Read more

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Sinus infection w green snot. I feel like I have the flu. Or do I have the flu. Woke up sweating past two night s just to drag thru the day. Thanks?

You may have both: A 2 day episode of sweating at night sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Green nasal discharge may be the start of a viral rhino-sinusitis. The general rule is that if you are getting worse after 5 days, an antibiotic is appropriate, and if you are not better in 10 days, an antibiotic should be considered. Bottom line is if not better after 5 days see your physician. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a sinus infection?

What's best used to take care of a sinus infection?

Tincture of time?: Most acute sinus infections are viral and can get better on their own in 10-14 days. If they are not improving by 7-10 days, then you may need an antibiotic for a bacterial infection. Using afrin/oxymetazoline (no more than 3 days in a row) can open the sinuses for better drainage. Salt water irrigations are amazing. Infections can become chronic with fluctuating symptoms that can be prolonged. ...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


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more