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My sinus infection goes away after using antibiotics, butsymptoms come again. What should I do?

My sinus infection goes away after using antibiotics, butsymptoms come again. What should I do?

Problem in nose?: Sinus infections often relate to inadequate air passage to the nose. Assuming the problem is architectural – like a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates -- some people are often sentenced to many recurrent infections until those structures are corrected. Consult with a nasal specialist to see if the problem is nasal. Blockages can lead to the sinus woe. Ct scan, a type of x-ray, may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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How many days after finishing antibiotics does it take for UTI symptoms to go away? I felt soreness go away but now it's back.

How many days after finishing antibiotics does it take for UTI symptoms to go away? I felt soreness go away but now it's back.

See doctor: Where is your soreness? Abdomen or back? Were you originally tested for a UTI, or was it diagnosed over the phone/by history. Usually your symptoms should improve by the time you finish your antibiotic course. If symptoms return, you may be resistant to the antibiotic, or it is not a UTI. I'd recommend seeing your doctor and consider getting a urine culture. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection... didnt get it treated but symptoms went away after a couple days, can they cure themselves?

Had a yeast infection... didnt get it treated but symptoms went away after a couple days, can they cure themselves?

Yes indeed: We all carry yeasts on our skin and inside our body (intestines, genital, mouth, etc). A "yeast infection" doesn't mean you recently caught it, only that natural yeasts have grown more or your immune system responded more vigorously to them. Therefore, symptoms can come and go. If they return and are bothersome, see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and treatment advice. But for now, no worries. ...Read more

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What reason could i get chronic jockitch even after taking presc pills & creams. It will go away and come back periodically after a few months.

What reason could i get chronic jockitch even after taking presc pills & creams. It will go away and come back periodically after a few months.

Usually fungus: Infections are cured with medications and hygiene. If it recurs, get tested for systemic diseases like diabetes. I assume you showed it to your doctor when you got the prescription meds. Ask for a referral to dermatologist if this continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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When i started Antibiotics, my cold sore went away. But then it came back. I use Antibiotics for infection in theeth. Why wont the cold sore go away?

When i started Antibiotics, my cold sore went away. But then it came back. I use Antibiotics for infection in theeth. Why wont the cold sore go away?

Cold Sore is Viral: A cold sore is viral in nature and not bacterial. Antibiotics will not resolve them. They go away in about a week and since most antibiotic treatments are also about a week long, the first sore just happened to resolve on its own around the same time you finished your antibiotics, but the antibiotics probably had nothing to do with it. Denavir (penciclovir) is a good topical medication for cold sores. ...Read more

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Just finished antibiotics for sinus infection but now i feel worse, could the infection have spread somewhere else now should I go to the er?

Just finished antibiotics for sinus infection but now i feel worse, could the infection have spread somewhere else now should I go to the er?

Cannot diagnose: These days sinusitis may not always require treatment with antibiotics. Once having been treated, if it was effective, that will not necessarily reduce the symptoms which may be due to continued blockage of drainage and accumulated inflammatory products in the sinuses. Complications are numerous. See an ENT doctor. Not an er issue generally. ...Read more

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I got treated for trich 3 days ago but still having the itching symptom isnt the itching suppose to go away after treatment?

I got treated for trich 3 days ago but still having the itching symptom isnt the itching suppose to go away after treatment?

Vaginal itching: Trichomonas probably can cause itching, but usually doesn't. Perhaps you also have a yeast infection; if so, trichomonas treatment can actually make it worse. Also, you should have been tested for other STDs: gonorrhea and chlamydia are common in women with trich. Check back with your doctor's office about this. Good luck! ...Read more

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My sinus infection won't go away, even after 3 rounds of antibiotics. What could be wrong?

My sinus infection won't go away, even after 3 rounds of antibiotics. What could be wrong?

See ENT: for sinus infections not responding to antibiotics you should see an ENT for evaluation. There might be infectious, inflammatory, anatomic, or immune system issues to consider. ...Read more

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Should I take azithro couple days after course of doxy for chlamydia? Symptoms 98% gone but still mild burning & discomfort. Could theygo away on own?

Should I take azithro couple days after course of doxy for chlamydia? Symptoms 98% gone but still mild burning & discomfort. Could theygo away on own?

Go back to clinic: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a 7 day course of doxycycline 100 mg twice a day or Azithromycin 1gram in one oral dose, not both. You may have had a simultaneous infection with Gonorrhea, which requires additional treatment. Antibiotic resistance happens. Anal sex more dangerous. I recommend a full screen and get your partner treated. Take your treatment as directed. ...Read more

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3 rounds of antibiotics for sinus infection. It cleared up, now problems just starting again 2 weeks later. How can I stop it before i need antibiotics?

3 rounds of antibiotics for sinus infection. It cleared up, now problems just starting again 2 weeks later. How can I stop it before i need antibiotics?

Recurrent sinus infe: Sometimes decongestants, nasal rinse and drinking of warm and nasal steriods may help. But once bacterial infection sets in abx will be needed. ...Read more

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Had sinus infection for 18 days, took full 10 day antibiotics, a bit better but not completely, what should I do next so it will go away completely?

Had sinus infection for 18 days, took full 10 day antibiotics, a bit better but not completely, what should I do next so it will go away completely?

Sinusitis: What makes you think you had sinus infection instead of sinusitis or sinus inflammation? what were your symptoms? do you have a history of nasal congestion, allergies or chronic sinus infection? what else were you treated with? any decongestant or anti-histamines? What antibiotic was prescribed? Not any antibiotic will work on acute vs. chronic sinus infection. Consult an ENT. ...Read more

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Started 3day z-pack for sinus infection on 3/4/14. Congestion got better for about two days but is now back. Go back to Dr. or wait it out?

Started 3day z-pack for sinus infection on 3/4/14.  Congestion got better for about two days but is now back. Go back to Dr. or wait it out?

Z pack not answer: AZYTHROMYCIN is not the "greatest" antibiotic for sinus infection since the blood levels are often not high enough to reach deep sinus infections. Furthermore, there are RESISTANT organisms being described (probably due to OVERUSE of the Z Pac) You need a longer course of therapy with an antibiotic which reaches the sinuses. Ask your PCP to refer you to an ENT specialist .... ...Read more

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I get a recuring extreme vaginal itch that comes shortly after periods then goes away after using yeast infection meds then cmes back not everytime do?

Cyclic yeast.: Having symptoms of a yeast infection with each period are common in women. Some women use a yeast medication every month, or you could address symptoms by getting the sugar out of your diet. Your doctor can also prescribe an oral medication (fluconazole) that is easier to use than vaginal creams. ...Read more

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When will the pus on my tonsils go away after acute pharyngitis and tonslitis. I only got antibiotics two weeks after getting sick?

When will the pus on my tonsils go away after acute pharyngitis and tonslitis. I only got antibiotics two weeks after getting sick?

Tonsillitis: All the symptoms of acute pharyngitis & tonsilitis should go way after two weeks of appropriate antibiotics. Persistent of pus or symptoms are the signs of treatment failure due to inappropriate antibiotic, resistant organism or abscess formation where antibiotic can't penetrate. However pus like white spot can be fungal oral thrush (post antibiotic). Either way talk to your DOC for another eval. ...Read more

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I have clear, watery drainage coming from my left ear. I've been on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for up to 10 days. It will go away but return a few days later.

I have clear, watery drainage coming from my left ear. I've been on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for up to 10 days. It will go away but return a few days later.

Otitis media: The clear fluid is likely from the middle ear compartment that is normally walled off by the ear drum and drains trough a tube to the back of your throat. Infection, trauma, structural growths of different kinds can all result in eardrum perforation. Insure the diagnosis of infection is correct, and take measures to limit swelling in the throat to maintain patent Eustachian tube (eg treat GERD) ...Read more

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I got a bacteria infection that wont go away even though IV had antibiotics?

I got a bacteria infection that wont go away even though IV had antibiotics?

Infection: You need to see an infectious diseases expert. There are many reasons for failure of therapy, including incorrect diagnosis or choice of treatment, inadequate dosing, infection in a site not reached by the drugs chosen, and so on and so on. See an id doctor and good luck. ...Read more

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Can I go to work even if my eyes haven't completely cleared up after a few days on cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops?

Can I go to work even if my eyes haven't completely cleared up after a few days on cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops?

It depends...: i'm what your diagnosis was. If your doctor told you that it was contagious then I would recommend not going back to work until all redness clears. However if the condition is not something that can easily spread to others, it is likely that you can return. It is best to consult with your doctor if you have a question about returning. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more