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Can You Take Keflex For Sinus Infection
Can i take biaxin (clarithromycin) and simvastatin together or keflex and simvastatin, I have a 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
Cephalexin: Not best choice for sinusitis, but it is is acute, the causative organism sensitive to first generation cephalosporins, and you absorb it adequately it may work well. Under the best of circumstances Cephalexin (keflex) yields low serum concentrations and entry into the sinuses in therapeutic concentrations may be problematic. Amoxicillin, trimethoprim-sulfa might also be effective. ...Read more
I'm taking Keflex 500 mg twice a day for 10 days to treat a sinus infection. Will this help and is this enough?
Been taking keflex 500mg 4 times daily for sinus infection. Have no symptoms other than low grade fever. How or when will i know if its going to work?
See below: Sinusitis is characterized by nasal congestion, purulent nasal discharge, headache and facial pain over the sinuses in the frontal and maxillary areas. Low grade fever alone would not indicate sinusitis. Sinusitis is usually self limited and does not require antibiotics unless severe or prolonged. Keflex is not the best drug for sinusitis. Ceftin, (cefuroxime) vantin or Augmentin would be better choices. ...Read more
Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take unnecessary antibiotics. Sounds like you may be considering taking left over keflex. Would recommend against that. Rather consult your doctor. ...Read more
Saturday woke w/gunk on eye. Cleared when blinked. No pink or itch. Sinus infection. Rx'd Tobramycin 2 drops 3x's day for 7 days. Keflex Enuf drops?
Sounds viral: Over all it sounds like a viral infection with both sinus and eyes involved. Bacterial eye infection/conjunctivitis usually have continuous pus like discharge all day. Gunk on eye in the morning is not specific for bacterial infection. Viral infection and allergies can also cause gunk on eye in the morning. Over use of antibiotic to treat viral infection can lead to resistant bacteria later on. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin drops & Keflex 1 1/2 days now. Time Eyes contagious? Threw out makeup. Don't want to contaminate new.
Conjunctivitis: Did your MD say if it was viral, bacterial? Can you send a photo? Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. More info at email@example.com ...Read more
Sinus infection, strep throat, earache. On keflex 500 mg for 5 days, woke up this am with red, swollen eyes which are watering too. Exhausted..Help?
I have 10 days worth of cephalexin 500 mg left from my husbands skin infection.Can I take this for a sinus infection?i am allergic to morphine
I applaud your efforts to save money / avoid waste and am glad that you asked first. While Cephalexin may work for some of the bacteria that cause sinus infections it is not the drug of choice so by taking it you would run the risk of side effects for naught.
Allergy to morphine is not a concern in this context. ...Read more
My doctor gave me cephalexin for sinus infection and montelukast for allergies?
Is that good? Will work?
Whats the best med 2 take for a poss sinus infection whnevr i cough feels like my head is gonna explode have a lot of pressure? Started keflex today
Sinusitis : The best way to manage the s/sx of sinusitis like the cough that your suffering, could be control with antihistamine, nasal spray, and the addition of antibiotics should be at your physician discretion. Most of the other components could be easily accessible in any local pharmacy. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup
OK if eye is clear.: It is a good idea to use all new make up products that are close to your eye, as they may have been the source of infection, or were contaminated when you developed an infection. For bacterial illness, 36-48 hours on Meds is a good guideline for reduction in contagion. ...Read more
Antibiotics : A diagnosed sinus infection will resolve with the appropriate systemic (oral) antibiotics. As far as nasal congestion ; occasional sneezing, as long as you don't have narrow angle (occludable angle potential) then you may take otc decongestants ; antihistamines. I also find nettie pot saline nasal lavage comforting too. ...Read more
Probably OK: The sinus spaces in a 15 month old are very small. Changes in altitude associated with going up into mountains should have a minimal effect. The bigger question is if he is feeling well enough to travel. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Simple cases could clear in a week but bad cases can take two months of antibiotics to clear. If not better in a week or so a CT of the sinuses can be helpful both to confirm the diagnosis and to help determine the severity and potential need for surgical intervention. ...Read more
Can someone tell me how long will it take for pain to subside from sinus infection affection right side of face?
Clear the blockage: Pain from a sinus infection occurs due to the pressure build up in one of the sinuses due to blockage of the meatus ("drain" of the sinus.) clearing this blockage can be accomplished through lavage (nedi pot, saline nose spray, etc.), mucolytics (mucinex, plain robitussin), decreasing the viscosity by drinking lots of fluids, and antibiotics to kill bacterial infections that cause swelling. ...Read more
I have a severe sinus infection from a cold. Can I take allegra (fexofenadine) D and laratadine in the same day?
Layering a-histamine: Shouldn't have any problem taking these two together, though you are duplicating antihistamine coverage. Allergra (fexofenadine) and loratadine together would have a low risk of sedation or over-drying, and the "D" is a decongestant, unrelated and possibly helpful in its own right. However, antihistamines persay would not be expected to do anything for a sinus infection. ...Read more
Im on day 8 of taking one 875 mg of amoxicillin twice a day for a sinus infection and i forgot to take one yesterday, should I take 3 today?
No: No, just take the normal dose and try not to forget again. ...Read more
I was prescribed Amoxicillin for my sinus infection - it just says every 8 hours (I am an adult) I was late on my last dose can I take next in 6 hrs.
No problem: You will not have any problems as long as you take your antibiotics as close as to your prescribed schedule. SO yes go ahead and take the dose in 6 hrs ...Read more
Yes: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more
Nasal saline spray: Many sinus infections are viral. Over-the-counter medications can make you more comfortable, like anti-inflammatory meds (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc) and decongestants (puedoephedrine). Steam and nasal irrigation can help. If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than 7-10 days, you may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis(CS) is common condition in which the sinuses around nasal passages become inflamed and swollen for at least eight weeks, despite therapy attempts.It interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up. CS may be caused by infection, but can also be caused by (nasal polyps).CS most commonly affects young and middle-aged.Antibiotics sometimes necessary for sinusitis, not always. ...Read more
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
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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