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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?
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
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
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.
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.
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