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Doctor insights on: How Long Does A Sinus Infection Last

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For how long does a sinus infection last for? Doctor has prescribed me med. For 5 days..Its been 2 days taking med.I still hv headaches and can't sleep

For how long does a sinus infection last for? Doctor has prescribed me med. For 5 days..Its been 2 days taking med.I still hv headaches and can't sleep

Depends: The duration of a sinus infection is often variable and can depend upon severity, duration, time before it began to be treated etc. Also, an antibiotic often can have most of its effects over a 10 day to 2 week period. It is possible that another antibiotic may be called for. Don't hesitate to call back dr. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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How long does sinus infection last?

How long does sinus infection last?

It depends: On whether you have an acute infection or a chronic infection. It also depends on many variables including the cause of your infection, your nasal / sinus architecture, whether you smoke, family history and other medical issues. ...Read more

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How long does sinus infection symptoms last?

How long does sinus infection symptoms last?

7-10 days: An acute sinus infection may follow a URI and frequently lasts 7-10 days. Often, the body's immunologic system cures itself, but if symptoms linger, than an antibiotic may be necessary. Steam inhalation, saline sprays or irrigations and decongestants are helpful, along with drinking plenty of water. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a sinus infection last?

On average, how long will a sinus infection last?

Duration: Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three ways. Most common it is progressive worsening symptoms usually after cold or allergy attack over 10-14 days. Next is the cold that persists over 3-4 weeks not getting better or worse. Least common is severe sudden onset of symptoms with fever. ...Read more

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How long can a sinus infection last without treatment?

How long can a sinus infection last without treatment?

Sinus: A true sinus infection needs to be treated with antibiotics. Warm mist, saline spray and decongestants all help drainage but the infection needs to be treated as well. You should have it checked out ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it true that a sinus infection can last for a long time?

Can you tell me is it true that a sinus infection can last for a long time?

Yes: Untreated, sinus infections can last weeks, if not months! see a doctor if you have suffred this long! ...Read more

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How long should a acute bacterial sinus infection last?

Sinusits: There is no time limit. Some infections clear on their own but often they require treatment with antibiotics, steroids, sprays, etc. See your doctor for answers. ...Read more

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How long can a sinus infection and sinus headaches last if left untreated?

How long can a sinus infection and sinus headaches last if left untreated?

Sinus Infection: Untreated, under treated, or even treated sinus infections can turn into "Chronic Sinus Infection" which could last indefinitely in some of the sinuses. Some require surgical drainage. I have had sinus surgery, believe me you do not want that surgery ( sorry my ENT colleagues) so if you are trying to forgo treatment of your sinus infection, DON'T!!! ...Read more

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Few weeks ago i had a sinus infection & i was taking amoxicillon & after taking the amoxycillin i got bruxism from it, how long will this last?

Hard to say: It is unlikely that Amoxicillin caused bruxism. This sinus infection may have exacerbated your bruxism because you may be mouth breathing more and you may. Or be sleeping as well. Once you heal you may go back to normal, less grinding. However if you continue to grind or have jaw pain you should see tp your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more