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Does keflex clear sinus infection?

Does keflex clear sinus infection?

Cephalexin: Not best choice for sinusitis, but it is is acute, the causative organism sensitive to first generation cephalosporins, and you absorb it adequately it may work well. Under the best of circumstances Cephalexin (keflex) yields low serum concentrations and entry into the sinuses in therapeutic concentrations may be problematic. Amoxicillin, trimethoprim-sulfa might also be effective. ...Read more

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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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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...Read more

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Chronic sinus drainage?

Chronic sinus drainage?

Pain: As a year long allergy sufferer, i can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please humidify te air you breathe at night and try to keep your nose from getting stuffed up an inflammed. It may take weeks to settle down. ...Read more

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Are sinus infections contagious?

Are sinus infections contagious?

Yes: All infections are contagious. After about 24 hrs of antibiotic treatment the infection should not be contagious. ...Read more

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Will amoxacillin cure my sinus infection?

Will amoxacillin cure my sinus infection?

Depends: Really depends on the bacteria involved, but this antibiotic has broad enough coverage that should take care of the infection. ...Read more

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Does rifampin cover sinus osteomyelitis?

Does rifampin cover sinus osteomyelitis?

No: Rifampin is sometimes used to treat staphylococcal infections but it is never used as mono-therapy, only in combination with another anti-staphylococcal antibiotic. This is because of the rapid development of resistance when it is used alone. ...Read more

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Is MRSA pneumonia contagious?

Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except in droplets and it doesn't survive long outside. It is acquired by touching a person or object that has live MRSA bacteria on it. Hand washing is best for prevention. the patient with MRSA pneumonia should be isolated and wear a mask. ...Read more

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Sinus surgery for infect.had 2nd infection&given antibiotics.Now a 3rd, right ear clogged&sinus areas of face hurt.ABitOfYellowMucus from Sinus rinse.

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Sinus surgery for infect.had 2nd infection&given antibiotics.Now a 3rd, right ear clogged&sinus areas of face hurt.ABitOfYellowMucus from Sinus rinse.

Check with doctor: There is something not right here. First make sure that there is nothing foreign , like a gauze, left in the sinus cavity. Make sure that you don't have a problem with MRSA acquired from the surgical center. I would recommend consulting with an Infectious Disease specialist. Often I would consider an immune evaluation for look for immunodeficiency rendering you unable to fight infection. ...Read more

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Does Gentamicin kill Staph infections including MRSA?

MRSA: No, Gentamicin does not treat MRSA. Gent is used for "gram-negative" infections. ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take unnecessary antibiotics. Sounds like you may be considering taking left over keflex. Would recommend against that. Rather consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Do nasal sprays treat sinus infections?

Do nasal sprays treat sinus infections?

Enhance: While a true sinus infection is best treated with antibiotics, there is data that one can enhance the resolution of symptoms by adding an intra-nasal steroid spray. This addition is probably most helpful in patients who have some nasal congestion on an allergic basis. The use of an intra-nasal decongestant may also be helpful in the first few days of treatment to enhance drainage. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat deep sinus infections?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat deep sinus infections?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) often works: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) covers many of the bacteria that cause sinusitis, even some of the more resistant types. It does not treat all bacterial sinusitis, viral colds, or nasal polyps. ...Read more

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Is sinus infection contagious through kissing?

Sinus infection: If your sinusitis is due to a general viral infection, then yes it is transmissible through intimate contact. ...Read more

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Can amox-clav treat a sinus infection?

Yes: If you don't have a prescription plan, you may do as well with Amoxil 875mg three times daily and flonase. You can get them both for less than the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will cost you. ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Could be: True sinus infections are not very contagious. Many upper respiratory infections are mistaken for sinus infections these are more contagious. ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Can be, yes: Can be, yes, if due to a virus which can be contagious: ie, from adenovirus. ...Read more

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Mrsa sinus infxn. Did X30 days TMP/SMX Bid. + Vanc nasneb tx bid. Rechecked-now thick brown stained ropey mucous. New Culture + fungal.On right track?

Nasal irrigation: The fungus in the culture may indicate fungal overgrowth from antibiotic treatment and nasal steroids. I would stop these for now and do some nasal salt rinses. If not clearing, suggest seeing an ENT. ...Read more

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I tested positive for a MRSA sinus infection - had problems for over a year. Is it possible that i gave it to my toddler by sharing food?

Don't worry: Mrsa isn't leprosy or tuberculosis or hov, and many people harbor the microbe without becoming sick. The most important thing for you to continue to do is wash your hands often. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have MRSA in sinus how contagious am i?

MRSA: This organism is transferred to others hand to nose to hand to nose and not casually through the air. ...Read more

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Got MRSA aft sinus su 8 yrs ago, had antibiotics and finally tested negative. Could i still have this in my system? Have not been cked since.

Got MRSA aft sinus su 8 yrs ago, had antibiotics and finally tested negative. Could i still have this in my system? Have not been cked since.

MRSA: One bout of MRSA is nothing to worry about. Your immune system was compromised at that time. Mrsa is everywhere! you may come in contact with it on a daily basis but will not contract it if you stay healthy. Hand washing with soap and water is the best way to prevent infection not hand sanitizers so wash your hands and be healthy to keep it away! ...Read more

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I have sinus mrsa. I was put on oral vancomycin. I heard that won't absorb. What can I do to get rid of it? I just had surgery. Is that dangerous?

See below: If you have an MRSA sinusitis you are correct that oral vancomycin is not absorbed and would be totally inappropriate treatment. Oral Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which achieve good levels in sinus and nasal secretions and which are effective for 90% or so of MRSA strains would be my recommendation. I would also use Bactroban Nasal ointment for decolonization. ...Read more

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My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?

My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?

Not very: As long as you are on antibiotics and wash your hands after irrigations, those around you should be safe. Stay away from newborns, extremely aged, and those with impaired immune systems (chronically ill or cancer patients) just to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have sinus infection MRSA without fever. I tested positive on culture that was suctioned rather than swab, but i don't have fever.?

Colonization: Many of us have staph, and some have mrsa, present in our nose, groin and skin without any invasion of tissue or infection. Colonization does not have any symptoms but the carrier can transmit infection to others. See this site for more information. http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/surveillance/mrsa/. ...Read more

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Will i die of MRSA if it gets in my sinus and brain?

Will i die of MRSA if it gets in my sinus and brain?

Depends: If the infection is treated early on and with the appropriate antibiotics your chances of dying is low. However, MRSA infections are serious infections. If in your brain then even more serious. ...Read more

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I have a compromised immune system due to meds I'm on and quite often get infects such as sinus, yeast and MRSA what can I do to help prevent these?

I have a compromised immune system due to meds I'm on and quite often get infects such as sinus, yeast and MRSA what can I do to help prevent these?

Preventive measures: People w meds or health problems affecting immunity can take measures to reduce infections(CHECK W DOC 1st!)MRSA can be carried in the nose;if testing +,can be treated.Avoiding contact w infected fluids + washing/disinfecting surfaces can help.Folds of skin should be kept dry to prevent skin yeast infections.For vaginal, eating yogurt may help.Sinuses:Controlling allergies&using Neti Pot can help. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infections for 8 months. I just had surgery two weeks ago and was told that the infection is mrsa. I am so scared. Is this curable?

Curable: Mrsa is a resistant but nonetheless curable infection. Having sinusitis for 8 months often translates in having more than just one pathogen and if you had surgery, this may require an extended antibiotic regimen to cure it. Vancomycin or zyvox (linezolid) are both active against mrsa, although, vancomycin is an i/v one only. ...Read more

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I have had sinus problems for the past 4 years. On and off treatment with antibiotics. I have had 2 sinus surgeries. I still feel congested. Now mrsa.?

Unclear: Are you asking whether you have MRSA or are you concerned that you might get it. It is conceivable that you could acquire mrsa, and you can be tested for this with a nasal swab. It is not a common cause of sinus infection. If you are still congested after sinus surgery you should recontact the ENT surgeon and possibly also an allergist. ...Read more

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Being tx'd for MRSA inf. in nostril. Have continued Flonase throughout & am now getting sinus headache. Could Flonase spread MRSA to sinuses?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Being tx'd for MRSA inf. in nostril. Have continued Flonase throughout & am now getting sinus headache. Could Flonase spread MRSA to sinuses?

Staph colonization: of nostrils is not uncommon, and topical treatment should take care of it, whether flonase would spread staph infection to the sinuses is yet to be proven, one of the microorganisms causing chronic sinusitis is staph, at any rate you need to be further evaluated, you might need imaging study or your sinuses, preferably a CT study, and take it from there, see your doctor/ENT specialist ...Read more

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My daughter hascontinuous strep infections. Her last nasal culture came back with strep A and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. Should I see an immunologist? She has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. Adenoids have been removed twic

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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My daughter hascontinuous strep infections. Her last nasal culture came back with strep A and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. Should I see an immunologist? She has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. Adenoids have been removed twic

Allergist/Immunologist: Would help you sort it out, history suggestive of colonization rather active infection and chronic sinusitis, allergies to environmental triggers might be the cause, as adenoids were removed twice, and can regrow, hope she is otherwise growing and developing fine. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I m on the 13th antibiotic since jan 2012 my sinus infection continues to return. 3 different doctors- nobody has done a culture could this be mrsa?

I m on the 13th antibiotic since jan 2012 my sinus infection continues to return. 3 different doctors- nobody has done a culture could this be mrsa?

13 Abx: Hello, was any of the doctors an ENT physician? I would think a ct scan, an endoscopic culture, possible allergy testing and an immune evaluation are in order. The culture for MRSA is a good idea. ...Read more

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How serious is mrsa?

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How serious is mrsa?

MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, teflaro, vancomycin, zyvox (linezolid) or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection. Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more

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How can MRSA be treated?

Mrsa treatment: MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics. Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to mrsa?

Is there a cure to mrsa?

Mostly: Mrsa is a staph bacteria resistant to the common antibiotics but still sensitive to a few more expensive ones and the use of high dose usually by IV solution if needed. It is prevalent and hospitals mostly take great pains to avoid transmission as the cure is expensive and lengthy in some cases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mrsa?

What are symptoms of mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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