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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. James Lin
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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?

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

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How to know if I have a sinus infection?

How to know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

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

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What should if I do if I think I have a sinus infection?

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 more

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I'd like to understand why I keep getting a sinus infection.?

I'd like to understand why I keep getting a sinus infection.?

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

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I have sinus infection, what shouldn't I eat and what should I eat?

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

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How can I get rid of a sinus infection?

How can I get rid of a sinus infection?

See your doctor: You need a significant trial of antibiotics, decongestants and nasal steroids. If the sinus infection persists or frequently recurs, you may need surgery. Go see your ent. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sinus infection?

How can I get rid of a sinus infection?

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

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How can I get rid of a sinus infection fast?

How can I get rid of a sinus infection fast?

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

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How can I get rid of a sinus infection quickly?

How can I get rid of a sinus infection quickly?

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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more