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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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
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
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
With kid trachees, colonized with pseudo, esbl kleb oxytoca & staph, what inhaled abx could be used prophylaxi? (obv. Working with pulmo) tobi (tobramycin) allergy
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?
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
My doctor has put me on a second round of vancomycin oral capsules for sinus mrsa. He insists it will work. Should I keep taking them? (on week 3)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer