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How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up? I am taking amoxicillin 500 mg for it.

How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up? I am taking amoxicillin 500 mg for it.

Sinus infection: Simple cases could clear in a week but bad cases can take two months of antibiotics to clear. If not better in a week or so a CT of the sinuses can be helpful both to confirm the diagnosis and to help determine the severity and potential need for surgical intervention. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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 until amoxicillin works? sinus infection, been on meds for 7 days out of a 10 day dose and feel the same If not worse. What should I do?

How long until amoxicillin works? sinus infection, been on meds for 7 days out of a 10 day dose and feel the same If not worse. What should I do?

Sinusitis: You have either been misdiagnosed or inadequately treated. Under medication, you only report Ibuprofen and don't even list amoxicillin. Are you on any meds for allergies? are you congested? do you have facial pressure? any nasal or post-nasal discharge? you have not provided enough information for a meaningful response. If your sx are worsening on amoxicillin, return to your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Amoxicillin for my sinus infection - it just says every 8 hours (I am an adult) I was late on my last dose can I take next in 6 hrs.

I was prescribed Amoxicillin for my sinus infection - it just says every 8 hours (I am an adult) I was late on my last dose can I take next in 6 hrs.

No problem: You will not have any problems as long as you take your antibiotics as close as to your prescribed schedule. SO yes go ahead and take the dose in 6 hrs ...Read more

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My 6 year old 52 lbs was given Amoxicillin 400mg for a sinus infection. Take 20mls daily. Shouldn't this be twice a day?

Usually: This med is designed to be taken twice a day. That is how I would use it. It leaves the body through the kidneys & twice a day use increases retention. I would use 10 ml of the 400/5 liquid twice a day (not 20ml twice a day) ...Read more

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How long after getting a tattoo should I wait before taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection?

How long after getting a tattoo should I wait before taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection?

Unrelated: Tattoo has no bearing on the need to take antibiotic.
Please note that tattooing is a form of self-mutilation and should abstain from it.
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Hi, I just finished amoxicillin for a sinus infection yesterday. I have been taking birth control. How long do I need to wait to have sex again safely?

Hi, I just finished amoxicillin for a sinus infection yesterday. I have been taking birth control. How long do I need to wait to have sex again safely?

It is recommended: that you wait at least 1 week from the time you finished the antibiotics. You also could use a condom, which will give you added protection now. ...Read more

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Would a 10 day course of amoxicillin for sinus infection cure syphilis or some other STD's too if I had them?

STD: No, antibiotics are specific to the type of bacteria suspected as the infective organism and it certainly would not treat viral infection such as Herpes. You need to see your doctor and not just take some antibiotic left over in your or someone else's medicine cabinet. ...Read more

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How does amoxicillin work for someone with a sinus infection?

How does amoxicillin work for someone with a sinus infection?

Very good: A bacterial sinus infection is treated primarily with antibiotics to ward off any infection. Due to the severity and longevity of the sinus infection, an individual may have to take larger doses of amoxicillin. The typical sinus infection requires around 1, 500 mg daily of amoxicillin, but in more severe instances a person may need to take 2, 000 mg to 2, 500 mg daily to ward off the infection. ...Read more

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Why does amoxicillin after 5 days still not seem to be working for my child's sinus infection?

Why does amoxicillin after 5 days still not seem to be working for my child's sinus infection?

Is it sinusitis?: Sinusitis is diagnosed in kids with cough & nasal discharge for >10 days OR fever (> 102.2) & thick nasal discharge > 3 days; Most get better within a week w/o treatment. Sinuses don't have a good blood supply so it can be difficult to treat, which is why antibiotics should be for 10-21 days. If this is a viral illness, antibiotics won't help. See your Dr. if not better in 2 days, sooner if worse ...Read more

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How many teaspoons of amoxicillin should I give my 28 lb son? It's a 400mg/5ml bottle and he has a sinus infection.

How many teaspoons of amoxicillin should I give my 28 lb son? It's a 400mg/5ml bottle and he has a sinus infection.

What the doc said: Antibiotics are a prescription medication, prescribed at a dose based on problem and the weight of the kid. The instructions would be on the label and the amount dependent on the concentration of the drug. Treatment without verification or using old medication is unlikely to benefit anyone. ...Read more

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I have got a sinus infection for over a month. I've taken1000 mg of amoxicillin for 28 days and it has still not gone. What should I do?

Amox not great: Amoxicillin is not a great drug for sinusitis. Amoxicillin + clavulante (augmentin) is preferred. A short course of steroids (prednisone) may be helpful as well. But if you have had symptoms this long, i would see your local ent. There are some newer technologies to open your sinuses up in the clinic... Using balloon technology like angioplasty: acclarent.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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


Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more