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Day 5 of omnicef for sinus infection, feeling signs of a yeast infection, dr gave me diflucan (fluconazole) with 1 refill, take 1 now or wait until finish omnicef?

Day 5 of omnicef for sinus infection, feeling signs of a yeast infection, dr gave me diflucan (fluconazole) with 1 refill, take 1 now or wait until finish omnicef?

Take it now: There is no reason or need to wait until finishing the antibiotic. Take the fluconazole (Diflucan®)) now. You can always take the second dose later if the yeast symptoms don't clear up completely or return. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 am on day 6/10 of Augmentin for sinus infection took 150mg diflucan yesterday- 75% inprovement - I have a refill should I take another diflucan now or wait closer to the end of the course of antibiotics?

I am on day 6/10 of Augmentin for sinus infection took 150mg diflucan yesterday- 75% inprovement - I have a refill should I take another diflucan now or wait closer to the end of the course of antibiotics?

Max dose: Of Diflucan would be 1 tablet/week. Do not take another dose if you already feel that there is 75% improvement. Wait at least 1 week and use OTC antibiotics unless you have severe discharge or itching. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you die from a sinus infection?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is diarea a sign of a sinus infection?

Sinusitis symptoms: Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal congestion, nasal discharge, facial pressure or pain, ear pain or pressure, fever, fatigue, bad breath, loss of smell, and cough to name a few. Diarrhea is not a typical symptom of sinusitis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a sinus infection?

How to know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

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

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What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

Face and nasal: If you've had a cold for more than 7 days... It's likely a sinus infection. Typical symptoms: headache/facial pain and pressure; nasal stuffiness and congestion; discolored nasal discharge; throat pain; ear pain; tooth pain; fatigue. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a sinus infection?

How to know if you have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

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

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Sinus Symptoms: Symptoms typically associated with an acute sinus infection are facial pressure or pain, nasal congestion, yellow or green mucus drainage & fever. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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. James Lin
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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