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Sinus Infection After Flu
Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?
See your doc: A lingering cough after an urti can mean a sinus infection or reactive airways, such as asthma. You need to see your doctor to determine what the problem is. An antibiotic should help if there is a sinus infection but will not help if it is asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I'm : I'm not sure if i'm understanding your question completely - the "flu" - also known as influenza - is a virus that can cause runny nose, cough, vomiting, body aches, fever, and tiredness. It often lasts at least a week. In children, the flu can lead to pneumonia or dehydration. Because of this, i always recommend the flu vaccine to all my pediatric patients (and as a mom, i always give it to my two children). The flu vaccine can be given as a shot or as a nasal spray. For more information about influenza, see: http://www.Immunize.Org/catg.D/p4208.Pdf for more information about the vaccine, see: http://www.Immunize.Org/catg.D/p4069.Pdf sinusitis is due to a bacteria (or rarely a fungus) not a virus. Ear infections can be due to a virus, but more often are due to a bacteria. I hope this helps. If i didn't answer your question, please post again. Thanks. ...Read more
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If 2 appropriate antibiotics with steroids do not clear any sinusitis, whether frontal or other sinuses, bacteria are probably not the problem. Lay people only focus on antibiotic treatment and they do not understand that mechanical blockage of the sinuses cause inflammation. Therefore, if several good antibiotics over a course of a month are not successful, you may need a drainage procedure. ...Read more
Sinus infection a month after extraction- 3 day hospital with IV antibiotics, now Amoxicilin. Nothing came out of sinus- infection will likelyreoccur?
Close follow up: Sounds like you were really sick. It is hard to know how your recovery will go. Close follow up with the doctors involved in your care is very important. If you have more questions or new symptoms, call or make an appointment to see them again. A primary care physician is sometimes the best one to help with these questions, once they are familiar with your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad sinus infection for three wks despite antibiotic shot. Bright yellow mucus in nose, headache, dizzy, sleepy, facial pain. Sinus brain infection??
Started with sinus infection now have respiratory infection and body aches from head to legs. Flu or pneumonia ?
Maybe It's Flumonia: Good question. And could be both. But if, as you say, it started just in the sinuses and then spread, it's less likely classic flu. And if it spread somehow into your lungs and caused an infection then you'd probably feel pretty bad, so I'd suggest you get examined by a doctor, who will decide what, if any, test(s) he'd decide to get. So, it sounds like it's time to be seen in person! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had meningitis last year from bad sinuses. Flu symptoms recently, flu swab of nose. Can sticking the swab in nose cause new infection or meningitis?
Flu testing : When handled properly by a medical professional, the swab is taken from a sterile package, inserted to a specific depth, swirled, removed, and placed in a culture tube. When the flu test is performed this way, it should not cause infection. Of course, if someone drops the swab on the floor first, it could pick up germs which might then cause infection. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
March 4 had pneumonia. Given levaquin (levofloxacin) 10 days. Xray is clear. Have headache in front and post nasal drip and fatigue now. Sinus infection?
Possibly allergies: Fatigue could be related to recovering from pneumonia. Nasal drip and frontal headache commonly related to allergies. Allergic sinusitis. Acute sinusitis has acute symptoms of facial pain/pressure,nasal stuffiness, nasal discharge,loss of smell and cough/congestion. Can consult with your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Sinus infection is fairly common in people with common colds, and most cases don't require antibiotics. Just getting the sinuses to drain is usually enough. ...Read more
R middle ear infection. R sinus tender. No flu. No runny nose. Cause? On oral antibiotics n antibiotic ear drops for 2 days. How long to recover?
Ear: Be patient. Can take a week or ten days until you feel better. ...Read more
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
Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?
Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck. ...Read more
finshd augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 9/20 for sinus infec. Since 9/19 Runny nose w. DRY wheezing cough & Tickley throat could it b anoth infect or pneumonia? No fever thx
Recovering from respiratory infection. Likely viral. Still coughing after 3 weeks. I especially cough while eating, after every bite. No gerd. Causes?
5 days head cold. Still have lots of sinus drainage. New doctor said bacterial pharyngitis so antibiotics 10 days. Rare in adults?
Not rare at all: Quite common in fact. In addition to being sure to take the entire 10 days of antibiotics, try to eat well and drink plenty of fluids. OTC cold remedies can help with some of the other symptoms. Report to your doctor immediately if you developed shortness of breath or any new symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Sinus infection for 7 weeks, took augmentin 875 for 10 days, 3 weeks after end of antibiotics and STILL have sinus/mucus/nose plugged.No fever.
Infection : You need to see your physician again as you may need to have your medication change ...Read more
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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