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Can you treat sinus infection with flagyl?

Can you treat sinus infection with flagyl?

Maybe: Some chronic sinus infections may become difficult due to the overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria, and your doctor may choose Metronidazole as part of the treatment regimen. You need to be seeing an ENT for serious infections of this type. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Can I take Flagyl for a sinus infection?

Can I take Flagyl for a sinus infection?

No: Flagyl treats only anaerobic bacteria, which would be unlikely to cause sinusitis, especially acute sinusitis. Antibiotics aren't usually recommended for sinusitis, but when they are, you need something other than flagyl. ...Read more

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Will Flagyl work on a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: Metronidazole is not effective against s.Pneumoniae, h.Influenzae or m.Catarrhalis, the three most likely causative agents in sinusitis. Not a great choice for a straightforward sinus infection. ...Read more

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I have h pylori and have been give tet racy clinical and Flagyl but now I have a sinus infection and need medication for this but I go to a clinic?

I have h pylori and have been give tet racy clinical and Flagyl but now I have a sinus infection and need medication for this but I go to a clinic?

Not likely to help: If you are on tetracycline, this will usually get a bacterial sinus infection. Sinus infection could be viral and not going to be helped with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Metronidazole for sinus infection, is this okay?

Metronidazole for sinus infection, is this okay?

Not my choice.: This is a good antibiotic for anaerobic bacteria but not for most of the organisms seen even in chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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Will Metronidazole get rid of a sinus infection? I also have nasal odor and the odor worsens when I have dairy products.

Will Metronidazole get rid of a sinus infection? I also have nasal odor and the odor worsens when I have dairy products.

Strange: Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is most often indicated for bacterial infections that may involve obligate anaerobes. I have never used it for sinusitis, though. I need to know how long this has been going on. I need other information. The association of "nasal odor" with ingestion of dairy products sounds strange. You should see your doctor, if you are worried enough. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus infection?

Irrigate: I assume you mean treating this yourself. Sinus health is all about drainage; if they don't drain, problems persist. You can use a nasal decongestant spray twice a day for 3-5 days; before and about 30 minutes after using it, rinse your nose with saline such as nasamist, entsol, or simply saline. If the sinus pressure increases, or the colored secretions last more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

Sinus infxn: Many are viral in origin; so antibiotics won't work & can create resistant organisms. Anti- inflammatory meds (nsaids) can help relieve pain & inflammation, & decongestants (sudafed is one) can shrink membranes to allow drainage & relieve pressure. If fever & purulent discharge are present, see doc for evaluation & possible antibiotics for bacterial infxn. Saline nasal spray/neti pot. ...Read more

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I think I have a sinus infection how can I treat it?

Multifactorial: You can irrigate the sinuses with a netti-pot and saline/bicarb rinse, use a decongestant, such as pseudoephedrine, remain hydrated and take Acetaminophen or Aspirin for headache or other discomfort. If, however, this persists, you develop facial pain, redness, swelling, severe persistent headache, fever, or other problems, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have a svere sinus infection. What is the best way to treat this?

I have a svere sinus infection. What is the best way to treat this?

Agree: Antibiotics are usually essential, but irrigation of the nasal passages, decongestants, sometimes nasal steroid spray and medication for pain may also be helpful. Establishing adequate drainage is needed. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection... Thoughts on an inexpensive way to treat a sinus infection?

I have a sinus infection... Thoughts on an inexpensive way to treat a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: For acute viral sinusitis you should use Aleve for pain/fever liquigels work well. Use a saline nasal spray to clear your nasal passages. If you are feeling truly congested you can take an over the counter decongestant also but try the saline nasal spray first. Steroid nasal sprays are by prescription and can help also. Neither decongestants nor nasal sprays should be taken for an extended period ...Read more

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I'm taking Keflex 500 mg twice a day for 10 days to treat a sinus infection. Will this help and is this enough?

I'm taking Keflex 500 mg twice a day for 10 days to treat a sinus infection. Will this help and is this enough?

It could be.: It might. I use a higher dose, but some docs don't. If you have seen no improvement at all (even just a decrease in color of mucus) after 5 days, call MD and discuss. Keflex can help many causes of sinusitis, but not all. ...Read more

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How do I treat a sinus infection that isn't going away?

How do I treat a sinus infection that isn't going away?

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more

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How can I treat a fungal sinus infection?

Depends: Most fungal sinus disease is treated surgically with functinal endoscopic sinus surgery to open the sinus ostia and completely clear out all of the sinus disease. Rarely anti fungal mediations are necessary or required in most cases. Also in most cases irrigation daily and treatment of allergies are necessary to prevent it from returning. You need to see a rhinologist, specialized ent. ...Read more

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I am suffering from a continuous sinus infection. How do I treat this and what can I do to prevent this?

I am suffering from a continuous sinus infection. How do I treat this and what can I do to prevent this?

See your doctor: You need a significant trial of antibiotics, decongestants and nasal steroids. If the sinus infection persists or frequently recurs, you may need surgery. Go see your ent. ...Read more

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Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a sinus infection?

Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a sinus infection?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Not everyone would agree that it is a "best drug" for a sinus infection. There may be others that wold be considered better for this. The question is "do you really have a sinus infection? " a sinus infection can be a viral infection in the upper passages with pain and discomfort or allergies with fullness/congestion and pain or frank bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus infection with things I have at home I have a sinus infection and I was able to blew my nose, now it is like it is stuck and can't blew out

How can I treat a sinus infection with things I have at home I have a sinus infection and I was able to blew my nose, now it is like it is stuck and can't blew out

Dr: Dr jakubowicz already did an outstanding job of responding to the heart of your question. If you have chronic problems with congestion you might wish to consider use of a netti pot. It will not cure a sinus infection or correct pathologic situations, but it can be helpful. ...Read more

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What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection? Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest

Sinusitis treatment: Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a sinus infection?

What's the best way to treat a sinus infection?

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to quickly treat a sinus infection?

See doctor: Sinus infections require evaluation & treatment by a medical provider. Antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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How to treat cold & sinus infection?

How to treat cold & sinus infection?

Wait: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what I recommend. There is no curative medical treatment but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more

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How to treat sinus infection at home?

Sinus infection: You can try otc oxymetazoline (adrian) for three days as directed. Realize though if you don't have a fever and drainage, the likely your pain is from a sinus infection is lower. Many people with afebrile " sinus" should be evaluated for migraine or tmj. ...Read more

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Tell me how to treat a sinus infection?

Tell me how to treat a sinus infection?

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...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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How to treat lingering sinus infection appears to be viral?

Supportive care: There is no way to treat a viral sinusitis aside from just supportive care; decongestants when indicated, fluids, and pain relievers. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin be used to treat a sinus infection? If so, at what dosage?

Can clindamycin be used to treat a sinus infection? If so, at what dosage?

Not recommended: Clindamycin would probably work for a sinus infection, but it is best to take antibiotics under the direction of a doctor. Many docs have moved away from using clindamycin because of the real side effects associated with it, including C diff. I would first try other therapies for the sinusitis, and only take antibiotics as a last resort. Indeed, those are our national recommendations for treatment ...Read more

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Is Levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg taken for 14 days a good dosage to treat a severe acute sinus infection and will it be enough?

Is Levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg taken for 14 days a good dosage to treat a severe acute sinus infection and will it be enough?

Should be: However keep in mind many acute sinus infections are actually viral so antibiotics are not needed in the first place. Symptomatic management such as hydration, humidifier, and NSAID will best help you get through the infection. ...Read more

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Can I feel short of breath when I lay down when a sinus infection is being treated? What can I do to not feel like this

Can I feel short of breath when I lay down when a sinus infection is being treated? What can I do to not feel like this

Find the cause: A sinus infection does not cause shortness of breath on lying down. There may be something more serious going on. Please speak to your physician. ...Read more

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I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can I treat it for gd.

I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can I treat it for gd.

Need more sleep: I wonder if you are taking care of yourself properly if you keep having these kinds of problems? Sleep is a very important part of the immune system -so make sure you get enough. I wonder too if you are taking care of your sinuses -some people are a 'set up' for these problems if they have allergies/chronic inflammation. Have you seen your doctor about this? You might benefit from a nasal steroid. ...Read more

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. James Krick
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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