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Is there a way to treat sinusitis without antibiotics?

Is there a way to treat sinusitis without antibiotics?

Sinus rinses: Some of my patients have found neil med sinus rinses to be quite helpful in treating their sinus or nasal allergy symptoms. Give that a try. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can there be a natural alternative to antibiotics to treat sinusitis?

Can there be a natural alternative to antibiotics to treat sinusitis?

Time will help.: First, increase hydration. Drink at least 8 glasses of plain water a day. Avoid drying agents, ie antihistamines (claritin, allegra, alcohol, caffeine etc) use a saline rinse kit twice a day. Decongest the nose for 3 days only (choice of afrin, (oxymetazoline) vics, etc) most will be better in 7 days. If symptoms worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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Can sphenoid sinusitis be treated without surgery? How? With what? Are antibiotics always necessary?

Can sphenoid sinusitis be treated without surgery? How? With what? Are antibiotics always necessary?

Yes,: Sphenoid sinusitis, isolated or part of pan-sinusitis would be treated by antibiotics, given the right choice, dosage and duration. Surgical treatment has its own indication (s) ENT specialist would be deciding the type of surgery and whether you would need it, good luck ...Read more

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Had sinusitis symptoms 4 days now how long should I wait to see if I need antibiotics. I have been using nasal spay and Advil to treat?

Had sinusitis symptoms 4 days now how long should I wait to see if I need antibiotics. I have been using nasal spay and Advil to treat?

Difficult question: The clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis can be challenging. I usually rely more on how sick does the pt appear. Is there a lot of pain in sinus area? This, along with a pus like nasal discharge, fever, swelling, history of prior episodes, risk factors like allergic rhinitis all must be considered. The gold standard test is a CT of the sinuses. Once a diagnosis is made, antibiotics, Afrin nasal spray works. ...Read more

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I just finished 6 day pack of methylprednisolone to treat sinusitis. Still experience some symptoms, should I start antibiotic?

Rhinosinusitis: Steroids can be an important adjunct to treatment of sinusitis. Often antibiotics are prescribed, as well. You do not provide enough information to really comment on your situation. You should be following the advice of your doctor. If you were to take anabiotic's, you should take them. Otherwise, it is difficult to say much. For any questions, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What is antibiotic of sinusitis?

What is antibiotic of sinusitis?

Depends: The best way to treat any infection is with culture directed antibiotic therapy. This is not always performed with routine sinusitis, but would be advised for complicated, chronic, or chronic acute sinus dz. Penicillin derivatives are probably the most widely used antibiotics (amoxicillin or augmentin). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If my daughter is just 8 y.O., should she take the antibiotic for sinusitis?

If my daughter is just 8 y.O., should she take the antibiotic for sinusitis?

May be: Doctors don't usually recommend taking antibiotics for sinusitis in an eight-year-old unless you try decongestants, nasal saline for approximate seven days but there are many different thoughts on this subject this is just my opinion. ...Read more

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Will only bacterial sinusitis respond to antibiotics?

Will only bacterial sinusitis respond to antibiotics?

Yes: Since antibiotics are only meant to fight off bacterial infection and are useless against viruses. Some sinus infections are fungal in nature an those need be adresssed with anti-fungals. ...Read more

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Is fungal sinusitis treatable without surgery??

Is fungal sinusitis treatable without surgery??

Depends: On the extent of sinusitis and whether there are other issues, like bone erosion or other structures affected in the same area. Your ENT would decide based on history, physical exam, lab results and imaging studies. Better to get the input of an allergist/immunologist as well, if feasible, best wishes ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sinusitis got antibiotics is there any self help tips I could also use to relieve it?

Diagnosed with sinusitis got antibiotics is there any self help tips I could also use to relieve it?

Yes, there are tips!: Great question! I see you use Nasonex, (mometasone) & suggest you take a break from that for a week every 2-3 months. Periodic drug holidays from nasal sprays can help prevent bacterial infection and nosebleeds. Currently, try using plain saline spray and sterile saline nasal irrigation from a drug store. Inhaling steam in the shower or a steam room loosens secretions too. Stay hydrated. Clearing mucus is key. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic sinusitis. I have taken numerous antibiotics but still not getting better?

Chronic Sinusitis: Hello. Unfortunately many antibiotics commonly used for sinusitis have little effect on the bacteria causing these infections. You may also have structural abnormalities affecting you sinus function too. I would recommend seeing your ENT doctor for a full workup. This may include a CT scan of you sinuses, an allergy evaluation, and possibly surgery. If surgery is recommended, ask about a balloon. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sinusitis and prescribed antibiotics. Been taking for 4 days now and developed a cough that's getting worse. Why is this?

Diagnosed with sinusitis and prescribed antibiotics. Been taking for 4 days now and developed a cough that's getting worse. Why is this?

Cough on antibiotics: It may be a viral infection, in which case the antibiotic won't work. Could be the wrong antibiotic and ineffective for the bacteria you have (e.g. amoxicillin for beta-lactamase containing Haemophilus bacteria). Underlying asthma or COPD can flare up with the infection. You could also have progression of your infection to bronchitis or pneumonia. Some feel better but have drainage that persists. ...Read more

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Will maxillary sinusitis heal on its own, or do I need antibiotics?

Will maxillary sinusitis heal on its own, or do I need antibiotics?

Maxillary sinus: Usually nasal decongestants are given for three days to improve the flow. If the problem continues, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sinusitis in 12 month old 18 lbs was give second round of antibiotics high dose 400mg bid for 7 days. Does this seem right?

Sinusitis in 12 month old 18 lbs was give second round of antibiotics high dose 400mg bid for 7 days. Does this seem right?

Hard to answer: Since you didn't name the med, or the previous med, it is hard to answer your question. This is in the correct dosing ballpark for Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Amoxil, but whether or not it would be appropriate depends on the prior med. ...Read more

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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