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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take unnecessary antibiotics. Sounds like you may be considering taking left over keflex. Would recommend against that. Rather consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and or sinus infections?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and or sinus infections?

Yes and No: Not for strep throat. It could work some sinus infections. But, it depends on what bacteria caused the infection. Amoxil (amoxicillin) or one of the penicillins would be for strep and would help a lot of sinus infections. ...Read more

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Can you treat sinus infection with flagyl?

Can you treat sinus infection with flagyl?

Maybe: Some chronic sinus infections may become difficult due to the overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria, and your doctor may choose Metronidazole as part of the treatment regimen. You need to be seeing an ENT for serious infections of this type. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin work for your sinus infection but augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) dont?

Does amoxicillin work for your sinus infection but augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) dont?

Not necessarily: Both medications are commonly prescribed for sinus infections but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) tends to be more effective in covering bacteria that Amoxicillin does not cover well. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is essentially Amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid. ...Read more

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Can flagyl and ciprofloxacin 500mg oral antibiotics treat bacterial infections in the armpit or no?

Can flagyl and ciprofloxacin 500mg oral antibiotics treat bacterial infections in the armpit or no?

Hidradenitis?: The combination of "bacterial infections in the armpit" plus these particular antibiotics suggest your doctor is treating you for hidradenitis suppurativa. HA itself is not an infection, but it has very similar symptoms, and infection can complicate HA. If so, these antibiotics are typical and should help. Discuss with the doctor treating you, or maybe consult an infectius diseases specialist. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxcillin better for tooth infection?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxcillin better for tooth infection?

Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat deep sinus infections?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat deep sinus infections?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) often works: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) covers many of the bacteria that cause sinusitis, even some of the more resistant types. It does not treat all bacterial sinusitis, viral colds, or nasal polyps. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used for sinus infections?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) be used for sinus infections?

Depends: Depends on the organism causing the infection and its sensitivity to the drug. Best, if possible , to get a culture prior to initiating treatment. Speak to your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good for sinus infection?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good for sinus infection?

Not the best: In general, antibiotics are not recommended for sinus infections. But in severe or prolonged cases, they may be used. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not the best choice; it doesn't kill some of the common bacteria that cause sinus infections. The recommended drug is amoxicillin, provided you're not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and / or sinus infections?

May help sinusitis: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) has no value in treating a strep throat & is considered a second or third line rx for sinusitis. The penicillin family of drugs is considered first line for strep. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?

Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?

No: No, but since they both have good (and somewhat overlapping) spectrums of activity, you likely will not need two antibiotics at the same time. Consider at least culturing your uti, especially if you are prone to recurrent infections - it may help identify a source...... ...Read more

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Can amox-clav treat a sinus infection?

Yes: If you don't have a prescription plan, you may do as well with Amoxil 875mg three times daily and flonase. You can get them both for less than the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will cost you. ...Read more

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Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) treat an ear infection or swimmers ear?

Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) treat an ear infection or swimmers ear?

which ?: It will treat a middle ear infection but will do little if anything for swimmers ear. Swimmers ear requires a topical drop that can reach the inflamed surfaces.If the swimmers ear has worsened to include a skin cellulitis around the ear, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may treat this secondary problem. ...Read more

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Will amoxacillin cure my sinus infection?

Depends: Really depends on the bacteria involved, but this antibiotic has broad enough coverage that should take care of the infection. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Sinus surgery for infect.had 2nd infection&given antibiotics.Now a 3rd, right ear clogged&sinus areas of face hurt.ABitOfYellowMucus from Sinus rinse.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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. Al Hegab
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more