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Can sinus infection get better without medication?

Can sinus infection get better without medication?

Some can: The body can fight off some sinus infections over an extended period of time (4-6 weeks) but the discomfort & symptoms may remain for the duration. Decongestant nasal sprays & nasal wash out with saline may help over time. People did get these & survive before we had antibiotics. However, the prolonged course and symptoms may make it unwise to try.Significant complications can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What do I do to get rid of a sinus infection if it does not respond to medication?

What do I do to get rid of a sinus infection if it does not respond to medication?

Get reevaluated.: Maybe it's time to get reevaluated by your doctor or see an ENT specialist. It may not be infection but rhinitis or allergy. Maybe you're not getting the right or adequate treatments. Maybe there are structural problems in the sinuses. A doctor would be able to help. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a sinus infection and my snot is orange I am already taking medication

What do I do if I have a sinus infection and my snot is orange I am already taking medication

Sinus infection: I assume you are on an antibiotic. If not then you should be. Other ideas are that the antibiotic is not working or you have not been on it long enough. If you have been on your antibiotic one week you should be better. If not better call your doctor. ...Read more

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Will the medication for the sinus infection will have any effect on the abortion pill?

Depends: As with anything, it depends on what medication specifically you are getting for the sinus infection. ...Read more

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Started out as a sinus infection but now have a nasty cough. Can i take Mucinex while on the other medications?

Started out as a sinus infection but now have a nasty cough. Can i take Mucinex while on the other medications?

Yes, you can!: Good evening, mucinex facilitates drainage of mucus, and thus help to eliminate what ever our immune system of the airway and lungs is trying to remove. Mucinex can be taken safely with other medications that do not contain guaifenesin. ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

Fatigue : Any medications may have very mild or significant side effects. Serious side effects such as anemia, liver or kidney toxicity may in turn cause significant fatigue. Infection by itself can make you feel tired also. See your doctor for screening blood work if your fatigue symptoms persist or worsen dramatically ...Read more

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I think i may have a sinus infection i currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

I think i may have a sinus infection i currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

No: Cyproheptadine is an older and very sedating antihistamine. It is safe in pregnancy and is used to treat "cold induced" hives. There are many other (better) choices for allergies. That being said, it is very drying and could prolong your sinus infection. I would suggest you consider either doing nasal saline irrigations, add a mucous thinning agent, or take a decongestant instead. ...Read more

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Given Amoxicillin for a week to treat my sinus infection. It's been a week and I still have bad odour from nose. Was I given the wrong medication?

Given Amoxicillin for a week to treat my sinus infection. It's been a week and I still have bad odour from nose. Was I given the wrong medication?

Sounds like it.: While amoxicillin is a great choice, it does not kill every kind of bacteria that can cause sinusitis. If you have had no improvement in 5 days, then it likely is the wrong one for this particular infection. Call or see your doc to try a different one. ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Is it safe to drink while on this medication?

Not recommended: It is generally not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages while on antibiotics. Best to finish the full course befoe drinking alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more