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Pseudomonas Sinus Infection
Antibiotics...: Make sure you take antibiotic treatment for that. I assume you most likely have been seen and possibly prescribe something already. It is not uncommon for people that suffer of immunosuppressive conditions like lupus to be infected with pseudomonas. Make sure you finish treatment as prescribe and if no signs of improvement in 2-3 days after tx started follow up with your doctor. ...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
Yes: Cipro is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Not everyone would agree that it is a "best drug" for a sinus infection. There may be others that wold be considered better for this. The question is "do you really have a sinus infection?" a sinus infection can be a viral infection in the upper passages with pain and discomfort or allergies with fullness/congestion and pain or frank bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking & sinuses: Smoking definitely increases the incidence of sinus and respiratory tract problems, including infections. Smoke paralyzes the cilia (hair-like structures lining the respiratory tract) so they cannot sweep secretions/mucus/bacteria/viruses out of the system. Saline nasal spray (otc) can help temporarily flush the nasal/sinus passages, but smoking cessation is the definitive treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irrigate: I assume you mean treating this yourself. Sinus health is all about drainage; if they don't drain, problems persist. You can use a nasal decongestant spray twice a day for 3-5 days; before and about 30 minutes after using it, rinse your nose with saline such as nasamist, entsol, or simply saline. If the sinus pressure increases, or the colored secretions last more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See ur Dr. 4 answers: Dr. Jacobson is right. If it's still festering after 4 weeks with no relief, it's time to see your doctor for intervention, and referral to our ent. Best to stay away from dairy, and sugary foods as they often produce more phlegm, and mucous. Also, make sure that you have adequate humidity, and hydration (drinking purified water), and less processed foods too. Your doctor will know what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection : Involving air cavities around your nose. Your skull is lighter because of these rooms full of air. Sometimes these rooms get infected and since the drainage out of these rooms is so small, often, contents can't get out easily and problem becomes chronic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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