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My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?

My ENT confirmed MRSA w/ bad sinus infection. Taking doxy-cycline gusing muciprin mixed w/ saline spray 4x daily. How contagious am i?

Not very: As long as you are on antibiotics and wash your hands after irrigations, those around you should be safe. Stay away from newborns, extremely aged, and those with impaired immune systems (chronically ill or cancer patients) just to be safe. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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How long does it take to clear the eustachian tubes once they are clogged from cold and sinus infection? It happened after a cold and sinus infection. Taking amxicillin; hearing is muffled.

How long does it take to clear the eustachian tubes once they are clogged from cold and sinus infection? It happened after a cold and sinus infection. Taking amxicillin; hearing is muffled.

A: A blocked ear after an infection is a very individual thing. If this is the first time this has happened and if you have no problems with your ears flying then it will probably clear rapidly (days). If this is something that happens frequently then there may be a more chronic condition going on such as chronic sinusitis which can smolder for a much longer time (weeks). Muffled hearing suggests
fluid in the ear which usually means this is a more serious condition and should be evaluated by an ENT physician who would not only look at your ears but also look in your nose with a nasal endoscope to evaluate the sinuses and eustachian tube area and obtain cultures if necessary. This is best done a week or so after taking the Amoxicillin if symptoms are still present.
Nasal irrigations with a nettie pot may help speed up the recovery as will a few days of afrin use. ...Read more

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Blocked ear for a week from sinus infection - taking amoxicillin but not clearing up??

Blocked ear for a week from sinus infection - taking amoxicillin but not clearing up??

Antibiotics help: To improve the sinus infection, but it does not do much to clear the fluid behind your ear or the mucus/ phlegm built up in the sinuses. Those your body gets rid of on its own... and often taking its time doing so. You can try some pseudoephedrine (anti-congestion medicine) or antihistamine, but the truth is there is no quick fix for fluid buildup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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Achy legs and back with a sinus infection. Taking antibiotics amoxycillin 875mg twice a day. Is the leg pain normal?

Achy legs and back with a sinus infection. Taking antibiotics amoxycillin 875mg twice a day. Is the leg pain normal?

Separate conditions: These conditions need to be treated separately. See your physician for "achy legs and back" evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Taking amox. 875mg 2x day. Also take 1 tsp cheritussin for cough. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus as well for pain/conges?

I have a sinus infection. Taking amox. 875mg 2x day. Also take 1 tsp cheritussin for cough. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus as well for pain/conges?

Absolutely: Advil, in fact, is my best medicine in case of sinus infection. Really not into antibiotics for acute sinusitis unless it's been for at least 2 weeks and not getting better and other things have been exhausted such as neti pot nasal rinses. If you were to continue on abx, though, make sure you take probiotic supplement to prevent diarrhea which is common with amoxicillin. ...Read more

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I'm on the tail end of a sinus infection....not taking meds other than advil and checked my BP and it was 180/100.

I'm on the tail end of a sinus infection....not taking meds other than advil and checked my BP and it was 180/100.

Advil side effects: Advil like any other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammation drugs) produces water retention which can be significant. In hypertensive patients can be dangerous because the more water in blood means more blood volume which increases the blood pressure. If to this is added an elevated consume of sodium (salt) this can represent an aggravation factor which could inflict stoke or heart attack. ...Read more

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I went to the emergency room & got amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Been taking it for 3 days & I have been feeling discomfort in my vaginal area.

I went to the emergency room & got amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Been taking it for 3 days & I have been feeling discomfort in my vaginal area.

Yeast?: You don't say what sort of vaginal "discomfort" you have. If it's itching or irritation, or maybe a thick discharge, it could be a yeast infection. Antibiotics like amoxicillin can suppress normal vaginal bacteria and allow yeast to overgrow and cause symptoms. Three days is earlier than usual, however. Contact your doctor for further advice and possibly treatment if yeast is suspected. Good luck. ...Read more

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My cheek bone is kinda swollen I think I have a tooth abcess and I have a sinus infection im taking Clindmaycin should I be worried?

My cheek bone is kinda swollen I think I have a tooth abcess and I have a sinus infection im taking Clindmaycin should I be worried?

You should: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full range of antibiotics presently available. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like I sore red cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop

I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like I sore red cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop

Antibiotics: If you truly have a sinus infection, then you will need an antibiotic. Infection causes inflammation of the nasal tissue and thus the soreness and antihistamine/decongestant does nothing for an infection. Some times saline nasal irrigation may help but probably not in your case. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is good for sinus infection besides taking an antibiotic. Anything good to spray in your nose?

What is good for sinus infection besides taking an antibiotic. Anything good to spray in your nose?

Decongestants: Such as otc Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine in addition to saline nasal sprays and otc antihistamines such as fexofenidine will help with the symptoms so long as there is not medical contraindication or significant interaction with other medication you are taking. May want to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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10yr daughter has sinus infection and taking antibiotics for it, but has stuffy nose and can't sleep at night. What is the best remedy for relief?

10yr daughter has sinus infection and taking antibiotics for it, but has stuffy nose and can't sleep at night. What is the best remedy for relief?

Home remedies: A 10 year old girl with a sinus infection on antibiotics, wants to know what best relief is from stuffy nose/trouble sleeping. Try some simple home remedies like nasal saline sinus irrigations or sprays before bedtime. Sitting in bathroom with steam to open nostrils and airways. Also can try an oral antihistamine like cetirizine (zyrtec) before bed. ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

Fatigue: Any medications may have very mild or significant side effects. Serious side effects such as anemia, liver or kidney toxicity may in turn cause significant fatigue. Infection by itself can make you feel tired also. See your doctor for screening blood work if your fatigue symptoms persist or worsen dramatically ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. I'm also taking wellbutrin (bupropion). I'm having tingling in my head and pretty much my whole body?

I have a sinus infection. I'm also taking wellbutrin (bupropion). I'm having tingling in my head and pretty much my whole body?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) effects: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a medication for depression, it can cause sensory disturbance such as tingling.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, monitoring medication, other medications like- Lexapro or Effexor; and Therapy for stress.in your life.
Feel good about achievements in your life.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi and exercise. ...Read more

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Few weeks ago I had a sinus infection & I was taking amoxicillon & after taking the amoxycillin I got bruxism from it, how long will this last?

Hard to say: It is unlikely that Amoxicillin caused bruxism. This sinus infection may have exacerbated your bruxism because you may be mouth breathing more and you may. Or be sleeping as well. Once you heal you may go back to normal, less grinding. However if you continue to grind or have jaw pain you should see tp your dentist. ...Read more

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I have an acute sinus infection I'm taking Augmetin Duo Forte, doc gave me 4 packs. Is that safe? It says don't take for more than 14 days?

I have an acute sinus infection I'm taking Augmetin Duo Forte, doc gave me 4 packs. Is that safe? It says don't take for more than 14 days?

Yes it is safe but: Acute Sinusitis is sometimes treated with a long course of antibiotics. 2/3 rd of acute Sinusitis do not require any antibiotics and gets better by itself. How many days you take antibiotics depends on many factors like acute on chronic Sinusitis and severity of the infection. If culture is available you know what antibiotic to use. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can cause gastrointestinal side effects like Diarrhea ...Read more

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I have a left ear infection and left side sinus infection. I am taking the zpak. Is that going to get reid of it or will I need something else too?

I have a left ear infection and left side sinus infection. I am taking the zpak. Is that going to get reid of it or will I need something else too?

Zithromax is good: Zithromax is ok for uncomplicated sinus infections. You need to give it a few days though. Also try steam and decongestants. Stay away from antihistamines as these can be drying. ...Read more

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5 days ago diagnosed sinus & chest infection. Taking clarithromycin since and feel worse with each day passed. Feel sick after taking meds. Any advice?

5 days ago diagnosed sinus & chest infection. Taking clarithromycin since and feel worse with each day passed. Feel sick after taking meds. Any advice?

See below: 5 days of treatment for sinusitis/bronchitis may be enough. Your infection may be viral and not require antibiotics at all. You could stop your Clarithromycin which is probably causing the nausia and see if you feel better. If you still need an antibiotic you could try azithromycin (zithromax) instead. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a sinus infection. I have been taking 2 mg of amoxicillan a day. I am scared of getting a blood clot. Should I get up?

I was recently diagnosed with a sinus infection. I have been taking 2 mg of amoxicillan a day. I am scared of getting a blood clot. Should I get up?

Get up: Sinus infections or taking Amoxicillin would not increase your risk for a blood clot. Immobilization does increase the risk. At least keep moving your calves. Get up if not at risk of falling. Why you are in bed? ...Read more

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This is my 15th day of 15 day treatment w/Bactrim for sinus infection. 15 min. After taking next to last pill in bottle, got hives. Related?

This is my 15th day of 15 day treatment w/Bactrim for sinus infection. 15 min. After taking next to last pill in bottle, got hives. Related?

Possible allergy: If a person is allergic to a medication, it may take repeated exposure to the drug before the development of the allergic symptom or sign, for example, itching, hives or rash. So getting hives on the last day of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) therapy is suggestive of allergy to the medication. Please inform your health care provider of this reaction. ...Read more

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Slight swelling of upper jaw under eye sinus infection and tooth abcess taking Clindmaycin it's not very big been like that since last night?

Slight swelling of upper jaw under eye sinus infection and tooth abcess taking Clindmaycin it's not very big been like that since last night?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics don't cure dental infections. They limit spread of infection and/or reduce severity. To "cure" a dental infection the diseased tooth material must be eliminated (root canal or extraction). Call your Dentist. ...Read more

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Fever 99.5 to 100.9 for 4 daysear ringing 4 days and stuffed a lot of sinus pressure hoe long does a sinus infection last taking antibiotics 4 days now?

Fever 99.5 to 100.9 for 4 daysear ringing 4 days and stuffed a lot of sinus pressure hoe long does a sinus infection last taking antibiotics 4 days now?

Need diagnosis.: Almost all sinus infections start with a viral upper respiratory infection. Therefore, the antibiotic may be of no use and could be harmful because the drug may be destroying normal flora which are beneficial. The entire symptomatology is consistent with vrs (viral rhino-sinusitis. The most objective way to diagnose and treat is to obtain a culture of lateral wall of nose and identify bug. ...Read more

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I'm overcoming a bad sinus infection. I'm taking suprax antibiotic. All of sudden my left ear is full/pressure feeling and can't hear well. What is it?

I'm overcoming a bad sinus infection. I'm taking suprax antibiotic. All of sudden my left ear is full/pressure feeling and can't hear well. What is it?

Fluid in ear: Likely it's a hemotympanum or pus collecting in the middle ear either from the sinuses tracking up from the eustachian tube or from primary infection ears. This should be well covered with the antibiotics that you are on. If it gets worse then an exam would be good. ...Read more

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Can astepro be used to treat a sinus infection? I believe I have a sinus infection and have been taking decongestants, doing saline rinses, and taking sinex. However I still have the sinus pressure, congestion, thick, yellow mucous with traces of blood an

Can astepro be used to treat a sinus infection? I believe I have a sinus infection and have been taking decongestants, doing saline rinses, and taking sinex. However I still have the sinus pressure, congestion, thick, yellow mucous with traces of blood an

Hello.: Hello. Azelastine is an antihistamine. It's indications include hay fever and allergic symptoms (i.e., runny nose & sneezing). Although a sinus infection is not a specific indication, if your sinus issues appear to be related to allergies, your doctor might prescribe it to help control niduses for irritation. ...Read more

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I have been feeling ery weird and dizzy lately. I just got over a sinus infection. I am taking amoxicillin 2g a day. Is this a side effect of the meds?

I have been feeling ery weird and dizzy lately. I just got over a sinus infection. I am taking amoxicillin 2g a day. Is this a side effect of the meds?

Probably not the med: Though meds can cause dizziness. In this case, in light of the sinus infection...I usually see it coming from the fact that the sinus drainage, causes some inflammation and swelling around the opening for the eustachian tubes, and this causes the middle ear to not drain adequately, and the build up of fluid and pressure...Often leads to the dizziness. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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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. John Landi
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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


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