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Clindamycin For Sinus Infection
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
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
I was prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 150mg 4x daily for a tooth infection. I have developed a sinus infection severe cough and vag disch. Is this common?
I was diagnosed with a possible sinus infection and placed on clindamysin 300 mg 3 times a day I still have a productive cough and my head is killing me it even hurts when I shake my head in my teeth! My stuffiness is better but what's going on? In addit
Still have sinusitis: Some sinus infections are more difficult to treat than others. Many si's don't respond to anitbiotics because they are viral. The roots of your back teeth are embedded in the bone just underneath you maxilary sinuses and inflamation and pressure from the the sinus often effects your teeth. Sometimes, the bone in the floor of your sinuses swell causing one side of your bite to feel higher. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection and am on a second week long antibiotic of clindamycin. Its day 4 and I still feel lousy. I have to get back to work. Help?
Culture: If you do not respond see your ENT for a sinus culture to see if you have a resistant bug. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Cold symptoms > 10 d: Bacterial sinus infections are usually a complication of a head cold. If you've treated your head cold symptoms with over the counter medicines longer than 7 to 10 days and your symptoms are not getting better, especially if you have fever, frontal headache, facial pain, and bloody discolored nasal drainage, you may have a sinus infection. See your doctor. ...Read more
Symptoms: Fever, purulent nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and headache or facial pain. Sometimes there can be intense pain and no discharge because the sinus is not draining. Headaches without nasal obstruction or discharge is less likely sinusitis. Headaches with dizziness, spots of light, light or sound aversion is usually migraine and not sinusitis. Many patients with migraine think it's sinusitis. ...Read more
Several: Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
Unlikely, but not no:
It would be very rare.
Certain bacterial sinus infections can spread to the eye (and then to the brain) or from the sinus to the brain itself, which would be potentially life threatening.
Some invasive fungal infections (typically only affecting people with severe immune compromise) can also be fatal.
Most sinus infections are just hassles and not a risk to your life. ...Read more
Symptoms: Possible signs include a sudden onset of cold-like symptoms such as runny, stuffy nose and facial pain that does not go away after 10 to 14 days. You also may have pain in your upper back teeth. ...Read more
Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...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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