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Sinus Infection And Flu Shot
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
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
Different causes: Flu is caused by a strain of influenza virus. It usually is sudden in onset and causes high fever and chills. Antibiotics won't make it go away any faster. A sinus infection is a bacterial infection usually occurring as a complication at the end of a head cold, so it comes on gradually. Fever is less common, and bacterial sinus infections often get better faster with antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
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
Sinus infection with ear dysfunction. Not on antibiotics due to prior cdiff. Can I take flu shot while on nasacort. Low immune system.age 61.
Can the flu vaccine cause a yeast infection i got the flu vaccine yesterday and now have the beginnings of a yeast infection.
Not at all: Yeast infections are triggered by contamination of the infected site by yeast spores. This constitutes a percentage of the stool and they are also randomly found in the environment. The body has areas that provide the moisture and nutrients (mainly sugar) that support their growth. A flu shot does not change your bodies yeast load or ability to support the growth of the germ. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bad sinus infection for three wks despite antibiotic shot. Bright yellow mucus in nose, headache, dizzy, sleepy, facial pain. Sinus brain infection??
Is it possible to have viral sinusitis? Viral bronchitis? I have sinusitis & bronchitis. Took last dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & still not feeling better.
Viral or bacterial: Sinusitis and bronchitis can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic. If your symptoms are not better, it is possible the illness is viral, but it is also possible that bacteria resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are causing the sinusitis. Another possibility is that the course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was not long enough. The sinuses have poor blood supply, are not well penetrated by antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sore throat, headache, bodyache, mild fever. Is it a bacterial or viral infection? I had a flu shot last month.
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
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
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
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
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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