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Doctor insights on: How Much Vitamin C For A Sinus Infection

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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I am 19 and allergic to citrus. I get sick quite often and am prone to frequent sinus infections. Is it bc i don't take in vitamin c?

I am 19 and allergic to citrus. I get sick quite often and am prone to frequent sinus infections. Is it bc i don't take in vitamin c?

Hard to say: You can get vitamin c in pill form without risk of allergic response and likely get some from other non citrus sources.Whether this has anything to do with your sinus infections is hard to say, but rather unlikely. Exposure to nasal irritants like smoke or fragrance, allergic triggers, and uri's have more impact on sinus disease frequency.Avoiding such agents and nasal wash decreases frequency. ...Read more

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One of y'all here said take 1 gm of vitamin c when I asked how I can prevent upper respiratory infections. What does gm mean or stand for ?

One of y'all here said take 1 gm of vitamin c when I asked how I can prevent upper respiratory infections. What does gm mean or stand for ?

See below: Vitamin C will not prevent upper respiratory infections.
gm stands for gram and you certainly do not need to take gram quantities of vitamin C.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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As enterococcus thrives in vitamin c, does it mean that supplementing with vit c, while i fight an enterococcus infection in prostate is a bad idea?

Enterococcus: No, your ingestion of vitamin c supplements, although seldom if ever necessary, will not influence the progression of prostatitis due to this organism. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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What brand or exactly should I buy from Walmart in vitamin c to prevent upper respiratory infections. I also doing the rest like exercise and eat righ?

What brand or exactly should I buy from Walmart in vitamin c to prevent upper respiratory infections. I also doing the rest like exercise and eat righ?

Forgive my frankness: Vitamin c does not prevent colds. Neither does confirming to some health guru's claims about "eating right". You are going to catch a few upper respiratory viral infections yearly. We doctors do too. I am very glad you are exercising but the benefits, though great, are modest in promoting anti-viral immunity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Almost every week my gf has a blatter infection. We have safe sex i stay clean and she takes a lot of vitamin c. But its still happening. What can I do

Almost every week my gf has a blatter infection. We have safe sex i stay clean and she takes a lot of vitamin c. But its still happening. What can I do

Many possibilities: Sometimes eating sugar lowers the body's ability to fight infection. Eat healthy and avoid sugar & alcohol before sex. Drinking uva ursi tea or taking a strong capsule of cranberry extract with with 8 oz of water and then urinating flushes out bacteria after sex. Eating lots of vegetables and avoiding dairy, wheat and sugar prevents the growth of e coli in the GI tract. ...Read more

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To prevent frequent colds flu etc. Is it best to take vitamin C and zinc every day of the year or only when you have an infection?

To prevent frequent colds flu etc. Is it best to take vitamin C and zinc every day of the year or only when you have an infection?

Every day: But------vitamins all work together as a massive team of essential non caloric nutrients. They govern cellular biochemistry and present a totally different approach to medical treatment and prevention. You can't take a vitamin like you may take an Aspirin for a headache. You need a little research of your own. ...Read more

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In layman's term, what is systemic viral infection? I was advised to rest for 3days and continue taking vitamin c, solmux and nasathera.Should I worry

In layman's term, what is systemic viral infection? I was advised to rest for 3days and continue taking vitamin c, solmux and nasathera.Should I worry

No worries!: It's anothe name for the common cold in lay terms. So you are doing all the normal things one does when they have a cold, and rest is paramount. NO need to worry. Just get better! Take your supplements, drink plenty of purified water, not tap water, and you should start feeling better after or before 3 days. ...Read more

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Is taking Vitamin C everyday going to help me prevent sepsis in the case of an infection?

Is taking Vitamin C everyday going to help me prevent sepsis in the case of an infection?

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is always helpful with infection it boost you body's ability to fight infection. Ascorbate form of Vit C may be tolerated better. Lyposomal form of vitamin c will help to get higher blood levels and may be more effective. Several studies has shown that intravenous Vitamin C is very helpful in severe infections. ...Read more

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I hv recurrent cold,cough and ear allergic infection.Hw many vitamin C 500mg pills per day is required for it?

I hv recurrent cold,cough and ear allergic infection.Hw many  vitamin C 500mg pills per day is required for it?

Not needed but good: Well, it was never really required. It is beneficial though. Vitamin C concentrations in the plasma and leukocytes rapidly decline during infections and stress. Supplementation of vitamin C was found to improve components of the human immune system such as antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities, lymphocyte proliferation, chemotaxis, and delayed-type hypersensitivity. ...Read more

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I have a bad abcess tooth doc gave me 15 days of Antibiotic tooth is still infected can vitamin C help fight the infection?

I have a bad abcess tooth doc gave me 15 days of Antibiotic tooth is still infected  can vitamin C help fight the infection?

No: vitamin C helps in wound healing but it can't fight off bacteria. If your tooth is abscessed,I suggest a root canal or extraction. See a dentist for definitive treatment! ...Read more

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Do you know any vitamins good for sinus infections?

Do you know any vitamins good for sinus infections?

No: Vitamins do not cure infection antibiotics an drainage do ...Read more

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Can you tell me any vitamins good for sinus infections?

Can you tell me any vitamins good for sinus infections?

D?: Although vitamin supplementation is not strictly necessary with a well balanced diet and while there is no proven benefit from a particular vitamin for acute sinusitis, there may be a correlation between low vitamin d levels and certain inflammatory conditions such as chronic sinusitis with polyps or asthma. That being said, there is no proof that taking vitamin d treats these conditions ...Read more

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Can you tell me some vitamins good for sinus infections?

None in particular: If you're looking for natural, vitamins aren't the answer for sinus infections unfortunately. Nasal saline irrigations (neilmed sinus rinse or neti pots) are all natural, over the counter, and have proven clinical efficacy in addressing allergic nasal disease and sinusitis. I would definitely go with saline over vitamins. Even probiotics would make more sense than vitamins. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Im also taking wellbutrin (bupropion). Im having tingling in my head and pretty much my whole body?

I have a sinus infection.  Im also taking wellbutrin (bupropion). Im having tingling in my head and pretty much my whole body?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) effects: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a medication for depression, it can cause sensory disturbance such as tingling.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose , monitoring medication, other medications like- Lexapro or Effexor; and Therapy for stress.in your life.
Feel good about achievements in your life.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi and exercise. ...Read more

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I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can i treat it for gd.

I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can i treat it for gd.

Need more sleep: I wonder if you are taking care of yourself properly if you keep having these kinds of problems? Sleep is a very important part of the immune system -so make sure you get enough. I wonder too if you are taking care of your sinuses -some people are a 'set up' for these problems if they have allergies/chronic inflammation. Have you seen your doctor about this? You might benefit from a nasal steroid. ...Read more

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I thought I had a sinus infection now I'm wondering if it's something more. I am coughing so much it is hard to breathe. Very dry wezzy cough.

I thought I had a sinus infection now I'm wondering if it's something more. I am coughing so much it is hard to breathe. Very dry wezzy cough.

Get checked.: Since you are getting worse and wheezing, it's time to get checked. Stop over the counter cough, cold and sinus meds because they are of no proven benefit and can dry out your mucus and make it thick and so harder to cough up. Try Vick's nasal inhaler to open nose and blow it, don't sniff. Chloraseptic or Cepastat can numb the feeling of the mucus dripping in back of throat, which causes cough. ...Read more

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Can you please help, I have a severe sinus infection. I can barley bend down. The pain is so much and I can get to the doc right now is there anything you can do to help?

Can you please help, I have a severe sinus infection. I can barley bend down. The pain is so much and I can get to the doc right now is there anything you can do to help?

Acute sinusitis: or maybe something else, if you can't reach a doctor right now, use pain killers, decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (e.g. Sudafed) but read the labels carefully, and check your blood pressure if you can, local decongestants as oxymetazoline (e.g. Afrin), also read the labels, and try to see your doctor asap, if not go to urgent care or ER, good luck ...Read more

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My last upper natural tooth had pain of sinus infection which is much better. Can I go ahead with its planned extraction I wear partial upper dentures?

My last upper natural tooth had pain of sinus infection which is much better. Can I go ahead with its planned extraction I wear partial upper dentures?

Dental disease: The sinus infection may well have been due to an apical abscess of the tooth, or tooth pain may be reflected from sinus infection to the tooth root. If you have partial dentures the fit may be altered by tooth removal, but only the dentist seeing you can determine that. Go and discuss that with your dentist before proceeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sinus infection?

How can I cure a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: If you truly have a sinus infection, you probably need antibiotics, although many of the patients that i see in the clinic who complain of sinus infection simply have allergies. The first thing i recommend is to irrigate your nose with saline. If this isn't successful, you should probably be evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus infection?

Irrigate: I assume you mean treating this yourself. Sinus health is all about drainage; if they don't drain, problems persist. You can use a nasal decongestant spray twice a day for 3-5 days; before and about 30 minutes after using it, rinse your nose with saline such as nasamist, entsol, or simply saline. If the sinus pressure increases, or the colored secretions last more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you cure a sinus infection?

Antibiotics.: If you have an actual sinus infection and not just pain & congestion - than antibiotic treatment is usually indicated. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a sinus infection?

Usually not very. : An infection of the frontal or sphenoid sinuses can be dangerous because they are so close to the brain. ...Read more

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Can this mean I have a sinus infection?

Can what mean you: Have a sinus infection. Symptoms from sinusitis may include: headache and tenderness / pain near forehead, eyes, cheeks or nose. There may be yellow/ green discharge nasal discharge. Fever, fatigue, earache ; nasal congestion are common. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sinus infection?

Symptoms/duration: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial sinus infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection. Dental pain may also be felt; discolored secretions are less reliable in predicting infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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 tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more