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Is There A Way To Treat Sinusitis Without Antibiotics
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
I think I have fungal sinusitis where would I go to get that treated and what antibiotics are there?
Can sphenoid sinusitis be treated without surgery? How? With what? Are antibiotics always necessary?
I currently have an acute (pretty severe) sinusitis. I also have Crohn's so antibiotics are an enemy. What could happen if I don't treat infection?
Sinusitis: Usually viral. So no worries abiotics won't help. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
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
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
If sinusitis lasts 3 weeks but there are only uncontinously mild pain and mild head pressure should be treated with antibiotics? Levofloxacin doesn't work (despite 12 days of treatment) and I have also polyps in all sinuses.
Is it necessary to treat bacterial sinusitis with antibiotics? Don't feel sick apart from congestion and runny nose. No pain or fever.
Sinusitis: It would depend on how the diagnosis is made. If your symptoms were less then 10 days then I would refrain from antibiotics. ...Read more
Mild pressure under eye and eye pain/itch. Treated for sinusitis last 5 days with antibiotics. Tomorrow appointment with ENT doctor. Can it wait?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can antibiotics make sinusitis worse before it gets better? I've been on them for three days so far and feel a lot worse than when I started.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Sinusitis in 12 month old 18 lbs was give second round of antibiotics high dose 400mg bid for 7 days. Does this seem right?
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