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Cephalexin Good For Cold Flu Sinis Infection
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
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
Recurrent Sinus Infe: Clarithromycin is acceptable. Unless you are allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin is the drug choice. If you have taken antibiotics within the past six week, amoxicllin/clavulanate or Moxifloxacin are other choices. Go see your primary care provider, if your symptoms have lasted longer than seven days, as you'll need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more
Can a sinus infection make u cough bad ?? And why aren't antibiotics working for my sinus infection
Is it possible to have viral sinusitis? Viral bronchitis? I have sinusitis & bronchitis. Took last dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & still not feeling better.
Viral or bacterial: Sinusitis and bronchitis can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic. If your symptoms are not better, it is possible the illness is viral, but it is also possible that bacteria resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are causing the sinusitis. Another possibility is that the course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was not long enough. The sinuses have poor blood supply, are not well penetrated by antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not the best: In general, antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections. But in severe or prolonged cases, they may be used. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not the best choice; it doesn't kill some of the common bacteria that cause sinus infections. The recommended drug is amoxicillin, provided you're not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more
OK, not first line.: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will likely do an OK job on most sinus infections. There are other medications that are considered "first choices"-- amoxicillin, levofloxicin, doxycycline. There is quite a bit of resistance to some medication. Thus, if you are not responding after 5 days or so, or if you are getting worse, let your doctor know ...Read more
Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.
Yes you can: but don't exceed recommended dose for either and read the labels carefully. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications. If this combination doesn't work, you may need to see your doctor for assessment and possibly prescription medications, best wishes ...Read more
Both can work: Levaquin is an excellent antibiotic for sinusitis, although very expensive and with the rare, but significant side effect of tendonopathy and tendon rupture. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) is also good, and a fraction of the cost. I culture many of patients sinuses and am consistently surprised the number of bacteria sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Can I take Advil cold and sinus (night) and Nasonex (mometasone) for a cold and sinus pains while taking azythromycin for a sinus infection?
They do interact: very slightly. since azithromycin when being eliminated by the liver does prevent these other drugs from being removed as fast. BUT, the small effect on the drug metabolism isn't going to be noticeable let alone being in any way dangerous/risky. Nasonex (mometasone) especially once it gets out of the nose is so low an amount in the body, that it can't ... well.... do anything outside of the nose/throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) an appropriate antibiotic for a sinus infection? I've had a cold for over a week and now very bad sinus headaches.
Acute sinusitis: Not first choice for sinusitis unless a person has reasons to avoid penicillin, cephalosporins, macrolides, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)...Please use sterile nasal saline rinses frequently to cleanse out the bacteria and mucous. Dropping your head over the bed and moving it in different directions helps the sterile saline reach all cavities. Grandmother's method of steam inhalation also can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pulmonologist or primary care prescribe antibiotics for cold, bronchitis, cough, sore throatss, some sinus and ear infection, stomach flu?
Practice guidelines: Physicians are licensed to prescribe appropriate treatment for conditions which they have been trained to recognize and then encounter during a visit. Some will avoid dealing with issues for which they are not currently up to date. A primary care doc is trained in a broad range of conditions while a specialist focuses on fewer areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?
See your doc: A lingering cough after an urti can mean a sinus infection or reactive airways, such as asthma. You need to see your doctor to determine what the problem is. An antibiotic should help if there is a sinus infection but will not help if it is asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common is vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48 year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for sinus infection?
What prescription is better for a sinus infection, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or cefdinir?
Sinusitis: Either one, your physician will decide which one to prescribe considering several factors. ...Read more
Hello.I got seasonal viral infection, sorethrout, wheazing, earache, general body ache and sweating... Should I use hot drink?Or it spread infection?Thnx
Hot drinks are OK: Your question is not quite clear, by seasonal we have 2 meanings one something you get say; every spring, and one like seasonal flu; that most people get it like in autumn. There is no viral variety of the first kind. If you are asking about latter, hot drinks do not spread infection. Under 25 year old & bad sore throat do not assume viral & see yourr family md for a throat culture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took amoxil (amoxicillin) for ear infect, now have sinus infect & ears still. Dr prescription avelox. I took fluconazole an hour ago for yeast infection, ok to take avelox?
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