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Is spicy food good for sinus infections?

Is spicy food good for sinus infections?

Can help: Spicy food, garlic, onions. Curry, hot peppers can thin your mucous and open your airways making it easier to breathe. Capsaicin in hot papers is said to be anti microbial and may kill viruses. However it everyone agrees with this. Remember to drink lots of water. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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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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Is dairy products bad for sinus infection?

Is dairy products bad for sinus infection?

Not necessarily: Dairy products have not been shown to improve or worsen the course of a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Best OTC meds for sinus infection and earache?

Best OTC meds for sinus infection and earache?

Sudafed if no HBP: Sudafed is a great decongestant and helps with ear pain. You need to ask the pharmacist because it is kept behing the counter. If you have high blood pressure, do not take sudafed. If you are anxious, you may not want to take sudafed either. It can cause palpitations and make anxiety worse. Vitamin c 500mg 3x per day is a natural antihistamine. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to thin mucus so you can blow it out. ...Read more

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Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory 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

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Can an antibiotic sinus rinse be used in place of oral antibiotics for people who have chronic uris and sinus infections?

Can an antibiotic sinus rinse be used in place of oral antibiotics for people who have chronic uris and sinus infections?

Yes: It is a good option for those who can't tolerate a long course (more than three weeks) of antibiotic or have another reason why they can't take the oral form. It can also be used in conjunction with a steroid mixed in the rinse. This might be the only option for some who have chronic sinus disease and whom surgery is not an option (or they are trying to avoid surgery). It is a worth a try. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?

Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck. ...Read more

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Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

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

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Is it possible for a bacterial sinus infection to resolve using sinus rinses without using antibiotics?

Is it possible for a bacterial sinus infection to resolve using sinus rinses without using antibiotics?

Sometimes yes.: It is worth a try to clear it up with decongestants, postural drainage, and humidified air. Antibiotics are generally overused, in these cases. ...Read more

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Sinus infection remedy - what works for treating sinus infection?

Antibiotics work: Antibiotics work, as does inhaling intomy sinuses a warm solution of 1/4 tsp and a pint of water. The xylitol makes the bacteria very slippery so they are easier to get out of the body and less toxic. ...Read more

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Can you diagnose and write script for sinus infection or ear infection?

Can you diagnose and write script for sinus infection or ear infection?

I do every day: If you are asking if we do it on the public site, the answer is no. Read the site rules and tags after the answer. This public site is primarily for medical information. Healthtap offers the chance to locate an affiliated doc locally for your health needs. There is also a concierge service.My state requires an established physician patient relationship, exam and permanent record for any such rx ...Read more

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Can manuka honey be used as a sinus rinse for both bacterial and fungal sinusitis?

Can manuka honey be used as a sinus rinse for both bacterial and fungal sinusitis?

Little research: It is difficult to answer this with certainty as this is an alternative treatment that has not been well studied. In theory it should be helpful for bacterial infections, as manuka honey has been used topically to treat skin infections. I have found a few studies to support its use for sinusitis, both for bacteria and fungi, but no large scale studies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21518647. ...Read more

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Can amox-clav treat a sinus infection?

Yes: If you don't have a prescription plan, you may do as well with Amoxil 875mg three times daily and flonase. You can get them both for less than the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will cost you. ...Read more

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What else to do for sinus headache? Antibiotics an sinus rinse?

What else to do for sinus headache? Antibiotics an sinus rinse?

Sinus pain: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. One thing that I do when i get sinus pressure headaches is to rub Vicks on my forehead. Give it a try! it works for me. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Sinus surgery for infect.had 2nd infection&given antibiotics.Now a 3rd, right ear clogged&sinus areas of face hurt.ABitOfYellowMucus from Sinus rinse.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Sinus surgery for infect.had 2nd infection&given antibiotics.Now a 3rd, right ear clogged&sinus areas of face hurt.ABitOfYellowMucus from Sinus rinse.

Check with doctor: There is something not right here. First make sure that there is nothing foreign , like a gauze, left in the sinus cavity. Make sure that you don't have a problem with MRSA acquired from the surgical center. I would recommend consulting with an Infectious Disease specialist. Often I would consider an immune evaluation for look for immunodeficiency rendering you unable to fight infection. ...Read more

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Can you use cephalexin for a sinus infection?

Can you use cephalexin for a sinus infection?

Yes: But 1- many cases resolve without antimicrobials 2- other antimicrobials such as Amoxicillin / clavulanate may have better activity. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin for a sinus infection?

Sure: As long as you are not allergic to it and the bacteria ends up being sensitive to it. best wishes. ...Read more

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How to distinguish between viral and bacterial sinus infection in children?

How to distinguish between viral and bacterial sinus infection in children?

Sinuses are 4 : sets of air-filled, mucous membrane-lined pockets near nasal passages that don't develop fully until adolescence. 2 sets are small, but present at birth; 1 set begins to develop at 7 yrs. & 1 in adolescence. Suspect bacterial sinusitis in a child with a 10-14 day history of viral or allergic nasal congestion, fever, green nasal discharge & headache. See www.entnet.org/content/pediatric-sinusitis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. Marvin Ott
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more