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Does Doxycycline Help With 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
In general no: Doxycycline is not generally a good antibiotic for rhino-sinusitis. If there is objective evidence of a bacterial infection (documented by culture) I would always recommend a culture and sensitivity of the lateral wall of the nose, particularly, is pus is present. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in patients not allergic to penicillin or Levaquin would be my recommendations. But a culture is required to make sure. ...Read more
I've been prescribed doxycycline for my sinus infection it's day two and I don't feel any better. How long does it take to work?
Several days: It takes at least several days. Hang in there. Speak with the doctor who prescribed it if no better after 5-7 days. ...Read more
Doxycycline given for sinus infection. I dropped 3 tabs down the drain (oops.) Will taking 8 and a half days instead of the full 10 days still be OK?
Check with doctor: Although traditionally a 10-day course for acute sinusitis is prescribed for most abx, it may be ok if you have had complete resolution of your sinus symptoms after 81/2 days of treatment. It is however best to check with your doctor who knows more about your health condition. ...Read more
Today I was put on 5 days of doxycycline for a sinus infection, can I continue to take my daily probiotic?
Yes you can: And in fact, it might be a good idea! Good luck. ...Read more
Have doxycycline for a sinus infection. Been going hot and cold then burning hot. I'm normally always cold but I am sweltering. Is it a side effect?
Rx Doxycycline for Sinus Infection. Stopped after Side effects (pulsatile tinnitus). It’s been 3 weeks, pulsatile tinnitus not gone. Permanent?
Probably not doxy: Doxycycline is not a likely cause. More likely a coincidence that it started while taking the drug, especially since it has continued this long. If one of your sinuses is plugged and filled with fluid, that could result in pulsatile tinnitus by increasing transmission of blood flow sound in an artery. Discuss with your doctor, including if other tests are indicated. ...Read more
Can you take doxycycline while on Coumadin (warfarin)? INR three days ago was 2.6. I have sinus infection. On doxy 100mg x2 a day.
Hi I'm on immune suppression medications, I have doxycycline hyclate, can I take it for a sinus infection? Any negative interaction w suppression med
Small streaks of blood in phlegm/spit returned after 10 days on doxycycline for sinus infection. Not coughing it up do I need more meds?
Sinus disease: The sinuses are aerated chambers that often get closed off and infected. Antibiotics are helpful but the important thing is to open them up again so they will drain. This is often achieved by using gentle saline solution or inhaled nasal steroids. Make sure the air you are breathing is not too dry. Occasionally topical antibiotics will help with the healing. ...Read more
I've taken 1 500mg of clarithromycin today for sinus infection that won't go away feel sick and dizzy should I continue had doxycycline before?
I have a sinus infection that has come back after two rounds of zithromax. My doctor now rx'd doxycycline. Is this a good plan?
A year ago I was prescribed doxycycline for a sinus infection and it gave me unpleasant side effects and left me with unpleasant after effects, I've now been prescribed metronidazole and on the second day of use I'm feeling the same side effects start. A
Recent sinus infection caused blood in the nose and phlegm. Was prescribed doxycycline blood stopped but then reappeared. Do I need more meds?
My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?
Is doxycycline one of the better antibiotics for a sinus infection? If so, what is the optimal dose?
Not particularly: Usual dose 100 mg q12 Hrs. Anti=against, bio=life; all antibiotics are poisons, selected single molecules that (hopefully) don't bother our cells much, yet suppress/kill growth of unwanted cells in locations which create trouble for us after primary immune system not doing its job well. Azithromycin, up to 2, 000 mg day 1, single dose, usually more effective, yet always depends on what's going on. ...Read more
Today I was put on doxycycline for a sinus infection. I take probiotics daily, will this make the antibiotic less effective?
No: Probiotics will not make your antibiotic less effective, but they might protect your gut from having problems like diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill off your natural gut bacterial flora, allowing infectious bacteria to take over. Probiotics can re-establish normal bowel flora so that this is less likely to happen. ...Read more
I'm on doxycycline for a sinus infection and just got a positive hpt. Lmp was 4/1. Should I finish antibiotics?
I have taken Doxycycline and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a sinus infection. It's not working. What antibiotic should we try now? Also lingering Bladder infection.
See your doctor: A new antibiotic probably wouldn't help. Sinus symptoms are mostly from inflammation causing swelling of sinus passages, regardless of the speciifc bacteria or infection. And almost all bacteria in true sinus infection would be covered by cipro, (ciprofloxacin) doxy, or both. Same for most causes of UTI (bladder infection). Bladder problem maybe vaginal yeast due to all the antibiotics. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
CT scan Neg. For clogged sinuses on Doxycycline for sinus infection still, however having horrible sinus pain and pressure what is it?????
Sinusitis: Without seeing and examining you and obtaining further history cannot diagnose you, but you might try saline nasal rinses with a Neti-pot, decongestants and a visit to an ENT doctor if you have not yet done this. Usually one does not need antibiotics for sinusitis. This may be due to allergy or represent inflammation elsewhere besides the sinuses. See somebody soon. ...Read more
Not great: Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics. I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and I would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point. ...Read more
What are the chances of a 28 year old getting tooth discoloration from doxycycline? Taking it for 10 days for sinus and throat infection. 100mg bid
Been prescribed azythromycin doxycycline 15 days and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 15 days. Sinus infection and uti. I'm not using all these. Which is best for both?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Will cover all u might haveGet a more detailed answer ›
Bad reactions to medrol (methylprednisolone). 6 pills first day then took 4 second and 2 third. Should I continue to taper down? Will it still help with sinus infection?
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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