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My friend just said I need to run to the dr for antibio's for my 7 day long sinus infection. I had c diff and want to avoid that. Who's right?

My friend just said I need to run to the dr for antibio's for my 7 day long sinus infection. I had c diff and want to avoid that. Who's right?

Both: You are both right. It will be a good idea to have your sinus infection checked and have a treatment plan, most sinus infections do not need antibiotics. You are right also being afraid that possible antibiotic treatment may result in reactivation of your C diff colitis. I would recommend that you let your doc know and let him or her worry about treatment complications.

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 a sinus infection - should I go to the doctor or just let it run its course?

I have a sinus infection - should I go to the doctor or just let it run its course?

Give it time first: Normally a sinus infection has discolored drainage but clear drainage is also possible. An infection depends on the symptoms over time. Viral and bacterial symptoms are very similar. Even most bacterial infections clear without antibiotics. Consider antibiotics if symptoms worsening after 10-14 days, or persist more than 3-4 weeks. Most virus all infections clear after 10-14 days. Treat symptoms.

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I have snuffy running nose with a heacache. Could this mean I ettin a sinus infection?

I have snuffy running nose with a heacache. Could this mean I ettin a sinus infection?

Maybe: This symptoms could be seen either in a sinus infection (sinusitis) or nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis). If you can't name any environmental triggers of your symptoms and these symptoms persist despite some over the counter solutions, you should see your doctor.

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What are the stages for a sinus infection to run it`s course. I am taking azithromycin. I started the medication on friday.

3-10 days: You should start to feel better after you have taken the 3rd dose of zithromax, but symptoms will continue to improve a total of 10days.

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I'm running a fever with sinus infection. I'm already on amoxillin. I've been taking off brand mucin ex sinus and cold with it. What else can I do?

I'm running a fever with sinus infection. I'm already on amoxillin. I've been taking off brand mucin ex sinus and cold with it. What else can I do?

Sinusitis: Fever with sinus infection occurs in less than half those affected. You might want to consider taking saline rinses using a neti-pot, getting a steroid nasal spray. If your fever does not diminish fairly soon would suggest going back to your doctor, or perhaps seeking out an ENT specialist. Best wishes.

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2yr old has nasal mucus that went from clear to thick yellow, now it is clear w/ light yellow. Been 7 days. Sinus infection or cold? Let it run coarse?

2yr old has nasal mucus that went from clear to thick yellow, now it is clear w/ light yellow. Been 7 days. Sinus infection or cold? Let it run coarse?

Depends: The nasal mucous will color over time from the normal germs that live on the membrane walls. The color means less than the 2yo's pattern of daily activities. If the kid is playful. Eating normally and not bothered that it should clear on its own. If the kid's feeds are off, play is less and she is running fever, it deserves a visit.

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Can a person have a sinus infection and not really know it? I don't have running nose, but stuffy in morning with some blood and green mucus sometimes

Sinusitis?: Without knowing exactly where the blood and green mucous is emanating from it is impossible to know if you have sinusitis. This is generally clinical diagnosis made by nasality of speech, pain and swelling over the sinuses, congestion and purulent nasal discharge. There may be headache, fever and redness, but to be sure where this is coming from see a doctor. Good luck.

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7 days ago I took my daughter in to see the Dr. He told us that she had a sinus infection she had been running a fever of 101- 102 we tool her bac?

7 days ago I took my daughter in to see the Dr. He told us that she had a sinus infection she had been running a fever of 101- 102 we tool her bac?

Good that u took her: back to her doctor, needs re-evaluation, need to explore other causes for fever, not just sinus infection, which wouldn't cause such high fever, wish her a speedy recovery,

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Past 3 days Wake up with thick dark yellow sometimes blood tinged nasal mucus. Nose is not running. On Nasacort (triamcinolone) for 1wk. Sinus Infection? Virus?

Past 3 days Wake up with thick dark yellow sometimes blood tinged nasal mucus. Nose is not running. On Nasacort (triamcinolone) for 1wk. Sinus Infection? Virus?

May be normal: Sinusitis is mostly caused by viruses. There is difficulty diagnosing bacterial sinusitis by symptoms alone but if symptoms are present >10 days, fever >102 with pus for first 3-4 days of symptoms or worsening of symptoms following viral infection - you may have a bacterial infection. Be careful to use nasacort (triamcinolone) appropriately as the irritation may also cause bleeding.

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Took 3 yr old to dr said ear was pink and throat was pink. Running fever and complaining about stomach. Is this a virus or sinus infection.

Took 3 yr old to dr said ear was pink and throat was pink. Running fever and complaining about stomach. Is this a virus or sinus infection.

The doc said???: What you've described fits with a kid who doesn't like his/her ears looked at (pink) and some throat irritation. You didn't mention anything that would point to sinus disease. The scene as described could be a simple virus or more, but I would defer to the doc who actually had a look. Exam is the best way to put it together.

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Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Doctor assessment: Careful history and physical examination, and possibly imaging studies as limited CT study can diagnose sinus disease in your child, goodluck T

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What is a sinus infection?

What is a sinus infection?

You have: Several hollow bones in the face that give resonance to the voice. They are lined with mucous membrane that secretes mucus. If a germ gets in it causes an infection and that is called sinus infection.

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What to do for my sinus infection?

Supportive care: Unless you've had your sinus infection for > 2 weeks or are having severe symptoms such as fever, antibiotics aren't indicated; just use pain relief and decongestants.

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Can you die from a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Some of the central nervous system complications of sinusitis can create life-threatening conditions. These are relatively uncommon, but quite severe when they happen.

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How to get a sinus infection cured?

How to get a sinus infection cured?

Time: Most sinus infections will eventually get better on their own. Meanwhile for relief of symptoms, use a salin nasal spray and/or a neti pot.

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How can I soothe a sinus infection?

Saline rinse: The best treatment for an upper respiratory infection is to rinse your sinuses out with saline. Use either something like'simply saline' that shoots a continuous stream of saline or something like the 'netty pot' or the 'neil med sinus rinse'. Twice a day is a good place to start but it is only saline and it can be used a lot more often. Sleep is really what cures colds, so rest up.

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How should I cure a sinus infection?

Viral or bacterial: Most sinus infections are viral and will resolve with or without treatment. Fluids, analgesics and tincture of time. Serious bacterial sinus infections need to be evaluated by a physician and may need scans/cultures to appropriately treat. See your doctor is you have significant sinus pain, fever, visual changes, dental pain, ear pain, or other concerns.

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Why do I always have sinus infection?

? Allergist: A lot of 'sinus' may be due to allergy. If an ENT doesn't find a definite abnormality, a trip to an allergist might be in order.

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

What is the cause of a sinus infection?

Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Lonnie Smith
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more