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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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Can i take Flagyl for a sinus infection?

No: Flagyl treats only anaerobic bacteria, which would be unlikely to cause sinusitis, especially acute sinusitis. Antibiotics aren't usually recommended for sinusitis, but when they are, you need something other than flagyl. ...Read more

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Will Flagyl work on a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: Metronidazole is not effective against s.Pneumoniae, h.Influenzae or m.Catarrhalis, the three most likely causative agents in sinusitis. Not a great choice for a straightforward sinus infection. ...Read more

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I have h pylori and have been give tet racy clinical and Flagyl but now I have a sinus infection and need medication for this but I go to a clinic ?

I have h pylori and have been give tet racy clinical and Flagyl but now I have a sinus infection and need medication for this but I go to a clinic ?

Not likely to help: If you are on tetracycline, this will usually get a bacterial sinus infection. Sinus infection could be viral and not going to be helped with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Metronidazole for sinus infection, is this okay?

Metronidazole for sinus infection, is this okay?

Not my choice.: This is a good antibiotic for anaerobic bacteria but not for most of the organisms seen even in chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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Will Metronidazole get rid of a sinus infection? I also have nasal odor and the odor worsens when I have dairy products.

Will Metronidazole get rid of a sinus infection? I also have nasal odor and the odor worsens when I have dairy products.

Strange: Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is most often indicated for bacterial infections that may involve obligate anaerobes. I have never used it for sinusitis, though. I need to know how long this has been going on. I need other information. The association of "nasal odor" with ingestion of dairy products sounds strange. You should see your doctor, if you are worried enough. ...Read more

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How can I soothe a sinus infection?

How can I soothe a sinus infection?

Saline rinse: The best treatment for an upper respiratory infection is to rinse your sinuses out with saline. Use either something like'simply saline' that shoots a continuous stream of saline or something like the 'netty pot' or the 'neil med sinus rinse' . Twice a day is a good place to start but it is only saline and it can be used a lot more often. Sleep is really what cures colds, so rest up. ...Read more

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How should I cure a sinus infection?

Viral or bacterial: Most sinus infections are viral and will resolve with or without treatment. Fluids, analgesics and tincture of time. Serious bacterial sinus infections need to be evaluated by a physician and may need scans/cultures to appropriately treat. See your doctor is you have significant sinus pain, fever, visual changes, dental pain, ear pain, or other concerns. ...Read more

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Why do I always have sinus infection?

? Allergist: A lot of 'sinus' may be due to allergy. If an ENT doesn't find a definite abnormality, a trip to an allergist might be in order. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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. Timothy Wilt
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more