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Medicine For Sinusitis
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): There are a variety of antibiotics that can be used to treat sinusitis, so there isn't one best answer. My preferred choice for acute bacterial sinusits (with fever, pain and tenderness over the sinuses) is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for anyone who is not allergic to penicillin. A two week course of treatment is needed, because sinus infections can be difficult to cure completely. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis: Salt water washes twice daily would be a great start. Adding a nasal saline mist three to four times per day would help to keep moisture present. And a non-sedating antihistamine would be the final thing to consider. Never afrin or dristan. Sudafed also has many unwanted side effects. ...Read more
Month ago I had sinusitis I took medicine , the symptoms of sinusitis is gone but still have soft palate inflammation
See a dentist: I commonly see people that tell me they have had sinus infection, their physician gave them meds, it went away and then came back and they can't figure out why...Many times they had a dental abcess and there was a tooth that needed a root canal. With palate involved i would definitely say it is possible for you too. ...Read more
Went to dr thurs for sinusitis medicine not workin feelin worse what is the best at home OTC treatmeant i can do? Please help
What medicine would help with ethmoid sinusitis and mucus in frontal sinus and sphenoid. Mri findings. Symptoms eye pain, leftside headaches. ?
Sinusitis: First, make sure that is what you have. Then, sinus nasal saline rinses with neti-pot, decongestant (pseudoephedrine), pain control (tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen), nasal steroid spray, and possibly antibiotics, for which you should see a doctor. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis..what medicine should i take? thank you in advance for your reply..
Sinusitis: I'm having a hypothyroidism and sinusitis..what medicine should i take? thank you in advance for your reply.. ANS: I recommend: thyroid meds and 1. Hot steamy shower/tub soak. 2. Heating pad to forehead and nose and cheeks at night. Don't burn. 3. Cough drops with eucalyptus in them. Keep us posted. ...Read more
Do i really have to perform a surgery for my sinusitis when there is no drug treatment that will make an effect?
Your choice: You choose whatever you feel is in your best interest. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a sinusitis congestion? It's causing me headaches on the middle and sided parts , any medicines or homemade medicines ?
Nasal Congestion: The best product used world wide for congestion are nasal steroid sprays. These are available by prescription. ...Read more
I started taking metformin and have productive cough and sinusitis. Can it be caused by metformin? Should I continue taking it or stop the medicine?
My daughter was given amoxicillin for bronchitis and sinusitis. She is having extremely watery bowels. Is yhis from the medicine? What should i do?
Antibiotic diarrhea: Definitely you need to speak to your daughters pediatrician about this. Most antibiotic associated diarrhea is a mild nuisance, but this sounds more serious so I would call today. You should check your childs 'volume status' -noting color of urine, how much, whether she makes many tears or not. She likely is dehydrated from this and I would take action now. ...Read more
Started mild hives 3 days b4 starting zpack for sinusitis, and now its worse 3 days into antibiotic. Are hives worse bc of medicine or something else?
Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinusitis? If not is there any other over-the-counter medicine alternative to clindomycin?
They're different.: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is not commonly used for initial treatment of sinusitis. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a medication that may help you because it loosens thick mucus. Also try a decongestant like pseudoephedrine (e.g., Sudafed) and saline sinus rinses for best results. It is not recommended to start antibiotics for sinusitis unless not improving after 7 days. ...Read more
I have tinitus, painful ears and hyperacusis after a sinusitis, but doctors here say i m going to be fine. What medicine shoud I take? Thank you.
Medicine: How can the doctor say you are going to be fine? Your doctor should prescribe medicine that will help you. ...Read more
I have sinusitis and allergys. Sprays and steroids make me feel bad. Is there a prescription medicine for this problem?
Diagnosis first: There is a difference between seasonal allergies, all year allergies, and sinusitis. Correct diagnosis must be done first. I seen thousands of patients who suffered simple runny nose to severe headaches , and difficulty even talking or breathing. I treated them based on the severity and correct diagnosis. Cromolyn nasal spray with over counter antihistamine may work good. See md for sinusitis. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis diagnosed ten years ago.Used medicine many times but nothing changed. I feel pain around eyes, have head ache.Is surgery last option?
Yes and no: 2 options at this point depending on your exam and ct sinus scan results. One is in-office balloon sinuplasty and the other is minimally invasive image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery in my hands. For more information on these procedures visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more
I am currently taking taking tri previfem, (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) but was just out on a zpack for sinusitis. Will this drug reduce the effectiveness of the birth control?
Have sinusitis,now I got severe cold,ears and cheeks r paining.throat pain exist.had NyQuil for 3 days but ok still did not go.any other medicine pls
What OTC medicines can I use to relieve mucus right frontal sinus and sphenoid sinus. And sinusitis in ethmoid. Had severe pain pressure eye, head ?
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) afrin: Otc meds to reduce sinus pressure include muxinex, saline nose sprays and even afrin, a nasal decongestant but do not use afrin for more than two consecutive days because it may cause side effects. Sudafed or otc decongestants can help but they may cause hypertension. ...Read more
Hello! i have sinusitis problem with stomach pain ,and i was using anxiolytic drugs since last year,now i am using anti depression drug , what i do to get good health?
Good health: follow your doctors recommendations. This is not a question we can answer in 400 characters. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis for yrs with pink-eye-like symptoms/eye pressure for 3 mos. After CT one ENT says surgery now! 2nd ENT says stronger drugs. Which?
Cannot advise: Without seeing the films and having your full medical history it is impossible to intelligently provide an answer. If you have had this for years and have not been able to resolve it, eradication seems unlikely with medication alone. There may be other alternatives to full surgery. Get a third opinion or discuss at length with the two doctors who differ. ...Read more
Inflammation: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face). It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Sinus infections are caused by blockage of the sinus cavities. These may be bacterial or viral in nature. Symptoms include fevers, malaise, nasal congestion, & pressure in the face and cheek area. Depending on the cause and severity, treatments include nasal rinses, antibiotics and steroids. ...Read more