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Sinus Infection After Flu
Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder. ?
Yeast infection: Unfortunately, antibiotics like amoxicillin not only kill the bacteria that in your case caused the sinus infection, but also the lactobacillae present in the vagina. That in turn promoted the growth of candida, I suspect, and you ended up with a yeast infection. If your vaginal symptoms are ceasing, your lactobacilli may be recovering. ...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
Flu vs sinusitis: Flu is characterized by sudden onset, fever, muscle aches. Sinusitis may cause sinus pain/pressure, post-nasal drainage, referred pain to back of head/neck; can be viral or bacterial in origin; fever suggests bacterial. Earache, painful swallowing, hoarseness, loss of voice suggest infxn has spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different causes: Flu is caused by a strain of influenza virus. It usually is sudden in onset and causes high fever and chills. Antibiotics won't make it go away any faster. A sinus infection is a bacterial infection usually occurring as a complication at the end of a head cold, so it comes on gradually. Fever is less common, and bacterial sinus infections often get better faster with antibiotics. ...Read more
Viral vs. bacterial: A flu is due to infection by the influenza virus that affects your upper respiratory tract (nose, throat). The result is fever, generalized soreness weakness. The inflammation of your upper respiratory tract can result in sinusitis but not necessarily. Sinus infection is usually bacterial, affects the sinuses around your nose. Results in facial pain and puse from the nose. ...Read more
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How long does fatigue from the flu last? Got sick 2 1/2 weeks ago. Have sinus infection now... Could that be causing fatigue?
Yes, if you have: Developed a secondary sinus infection that is probably why you feel fatigued and ill now. ...Read more
M.D. visit: Your doctor may check your sinuses for tenderness. Headaches or sinus pain may indicate a sinus infection. Testing can be performed at your doctor's office to determine if you have mono or the flu. Checking your temperature and reporting any fever to your physician will help them determine your treatment. ...Read more
I have been having flu for 2 weeks. My head is pounding and feels like my skull is exploding. I would like to know if l am having sinus infection?
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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