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How Does A Dr Know If You Have A Sinus Infection Will Antibiotics Help If You Do
Sinus Infection: The best way to know if an individual has a sinus infection is by listening to symptoms, then determining how long these symptoms have been present. Most patients do not have any signs of infection on exam, but usually do have swollen nasal membranes, and may have tenderness upon tapping over the sinuses. Symptoms include: nasal congestion, drainage, facial pressure, and sometimes fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you have a sinus infection you have to have antiiotics, so should I go to the doctor or have him call in something?
Not recommended: Antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections unless they are unusually long-lasting or severe. Use decongestants. ...Read more
I am on the birth control nexplanon. I have a sinus infection. If I had sex the night before I was prescribed antibioti would my implant be effective?
Yes: The antibiotics won't effect the nexplanon's effectiveness. ...Read more
What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection? Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest
Sinusitis treatment : Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are several: There are several antibiotics depending on how severe is the infection. High-dose Amoxicillin or a sulfa antibiotic can be tried first. If the infection is chronic or keeps coming back, you might need to take an antibiotic for 2-4 weeks. Ciprofloxacin or Levofloxacin can be used if the other antibiotics aren't working or you are allergic to the usual antibiotics. Take probiotics too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: That depends on whether you have a sinus infection or a cold. How long have you had symptoms? Most sinus infections are caused by colds. A cold is a viral infection, and antibiotics won't help. A sinus infection is a complication of a cold, and generally takes 10 to 14 days to develop. Don't wait longer than 3 weeks for an antibiotic, and seek help immediately for neckstiffness, eye swelling. ...Read more
Which antiobiotic is 1) most commonly prescribed for sinus infection and 2) most effective at treating them?
Usually none: Antibiotics are not recommended for the majority of sinus infections, which are typically caused by viruses and get better on their own. When antibiotics are used for cases that are particularly severe or prolonged, the standard recommendation is Amoxicillin for those not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more
Hi I have had a sinus infection for 11 weeks, and i'm on an antibotic called cipro (ciprofloxacin). Now my symptoms are coming back even.
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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