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How Long Should I Take Amoxicillin For Sinus Infection
Discuss with PCP: If you're asking it likely means you have likely self diagnosed & are using some left over med from another illness or other source. This is not a good idea.You could be right, or wrong.Your problem may not require antibiotics & clear on it's own. Timing & duration of any treatment is best assessed by the professional who confirms the diagnosis & need for treatment. ...Read more
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
Depends: Depending on the situation, treatment in childhood starts at 10-14 days and if improvement is slow another week may be added. The problem of resistant organisms is seen occasionally & lack of any improvement in 3-5 days indicate need to use an alternate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One week: Usually the prescription is for about 10 days. It won't cure the problem, just reduce the symptom until you can get the needed dental treatment. ...Read more
How long should it take for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to start to reduce ear infection pain?
Otalgia: The pain may or may not be a direct effect of the infection itself. If the pain is due to inflammation this should recede fairly rapidly, assuming the causative organism is susceptible to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). If, however, pain is due to congestion and consequent occlusion of the eustacian tubes this may require decongestants, irrigation, possibly steroids. Use the latter and then be patient. Good luck. ...Read more
See a Dentist: I can't imagine the doctor not giving you specific instructions for antibiotics. This leads me to believe you have 'extra' lying around the house and are 'self medicating' yourself. That being said, how do you know it's a dental infection, and how do you know that Amoxicillin in the proper antibiotic if you do indeed need one? Go see a dentist and let them treat you properly. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Sinus infections should be treated in several ways in addition to using antibiotics, one of the prime considerations being establishment of drainage. The other factor is whether the bacteria producing the sinusitis is sensitive to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). If drainage is adequate it should respond within 3 to 4 days, but cure may take longer. ...Read more
Define "clear": Studies suggest when the germs in the middle ear fluid are susceptible to the med, they have been killed by 3-5 days into treatment with the standard 10 day course of the meds. Depending on the age and other factors it can take 3-6 weeks before the middle ear fluid and debris clear and hearing returns to baseline. ...Read more
If what i have is staph infection after taking cephalexin 500mg tid how long would it take to clear up and how long should i take the cephalexin?
Staph infection: Your question cannot be answered without knowing what type of infection you have, the sensitivity of the organism, and whether it is in an area in which Cephalexin penetrates well. In addition it may be necessary to take this more than three times a day. Need far more info. ...Read more
How long does it take for Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to break fever for tooth infection?
See your DDS: A dental abscess is a bacteria infection caused by a variety of different bacteria. Antibiotic therapy may only be part of the solution. To determine the dosage for the antibiotic one must know which drug will be most effective for the specific bacteria. I suggest you see your dentist for a comprehensive examination so that the appropriate treatment be applied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im on day 8 of taking one 875 mg of amoxicillin twice a day for a sinus infection and i forgot to take one yesterday, should I take 3 today?
No: No, just take the normal dose and try not to forget again. ...Read more
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
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 7-month takes amoxicillin for an ear/sinus infection. She's been on it for 7 out of the 10 prescribed days and is developing a mild rash. Advice?
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
I'm taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection but I have a bad cough and some slight body aches can I take theraflu express max severe cold and cough n?
Mgt: For an adult patient it would be alright. Often, nasal saline relieves congestion just as well. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection and the doctor gave me a Z-pack, but I have amoxicillin in the cabinet. Can I take both?
Z-pack: Before you take both you should contact your doctor and follow his/her advice. It may be just one med or it could be both. ...Read more
Can you take oil of oregano and amoxicillin at the same time? I have a sinus infection and ear infection.
Tomorrow I have my annual physical. I am 52, male. I am supposed have a blood test. I am taking amoxicillin for sinus infection. Can I still test?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Have a sinus infection. Get them 1-2 times a year. Last one was in Dec. Dr prescribed amoxicillin 500mg. Seemed to work pretty well.
Make an appointment: with one of the physicians on HealthTap or see your private physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Prescribed amoxicillin 500 mg 2 pills twice a day for 10 days. Accidentally been taking 1 pill twice a day for first 2 days for sinus infection. Bad?
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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