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Sinus Infection And Flagyl
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 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?
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
A year ago I was prescribed doxycycline for a sinus infection and it gave me unpleasant side effects and left me with unpleasant after effects, I've now been prescribed metronidazole and on the second day of use I'm feeling the same side effects start. A
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
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
Cold symptoms > 10 d: Bacterial sinus infections are usually a complication of a head cold. If you've treated your head cold symptoms with over the counter medicines longer than 7 to 10 days and your symptoms are not getting better, especially if you have fever, frontal headache, facial pain, and bloody discolored nasal drainage, you may have a sinus infection. See your doctor. ...Read more
Symptoms?: Sinusitis can cause many symptoms. The medications including the over the ones address specific symptoms. If this is viral in nature, get rest and stay well hydrated. Over the counter nasal saline spray can help to clear some the secretions. If your not feeling better after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible anatomical: There are several possible causes for recurrent sinus infections, including anatomical anomalies (deviated septum, underdeveloped sinus cavities, etc.), perennial allergies, and immune deficiency. Sometimes colds or allergic rhinitis is over-diagnosed as being a sinus infection. I recommend seeing an ENT to help determine if you actually have sinus infections, and if so, the underlying cause. ...Read more
Eat anything: There is no reason to avoid any food with sinus infection. Some people find dairy products can make them more mucousy, and by all means if that happens to you it is reasonable to cut back on dairy during such an infection. While you may not be able to smell as well (and thus not able to taste as well), you can eat anything. ...Read more
Drainage: If you can Sudafed will promote drainage, drink a lot of fluids but a nettie pot. Its a small tea pot you can fill with warm water and a bit of sea salt that you buy and pour it up your nose. It sounds gross but works. If after a few days or if you get worse see your doctor and start antibiotics ...Read more
See your doctor: Sinus infections are often viral, and viral illnesses last 7 to 10 days. You can take meds for symptoms, but there is nothing that can be done to shorten the length of a viral illness. If your sinus symptoms are caused by a bacterial infection or allergies, though, there may be prescription meds that can help. See your doctor to determine if any of these medicines might be appropriate for you. ...Read more
Improve drainage: Sinus health is all about drainage. Remove the thick, obstructing secretions with salt water rinses, take Pseudoephedrine or use oxymetazoline spray for a few days, and get an antibiotic if you have greenish secretions. The best thing to do is to see an allergist to see if allergies are the underlying cause, and to learn what to do to control the allergic inflammation as best as you can. ...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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