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Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder.?

Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder.?

Yeast infection: Unfortunately, antibiotics like amoxicillin not only kill the bacteria that in your case caused the sinus infection, but also the lactobacillae present in the vagina. That in turn promoted the growth of candida, I suspect, and you ended up with a yeast infection. If your vaginal symptoms are ceasing, your lactobacilli may be recovering. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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I feel all symptoms of a sinus infection what ways can I kill it before it takes full affect please help thank you?

I feel all symptoms of a sinus infection what ways can I kill it before it takes full affect please help thank you?

Power of sleep: Your body 'wants' to be in good health-but with our busy lifestyles, often we don't do the right things. I would suggest to start with a good nights sleep -you may even be running a sleep deficit. Try for 10 hrs. Eat well too-this is no time to 'diet' -chicken soup is recommended. The liquid in that too is good for the mucous-to keep it clear and flowing and reduce chances of disease. See MD if Qs ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Fever, purulent nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and headache or facial pain. Sometimes there can be intense pain and no discharge because the sinus is not draining. Headaches without nasal obstruction or discharge is less likely sinusitis. Headaches with dizziness, spots of light, light or sound aversion is usually migraine and not sinusitis. Many patients with migraine think it's sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Sinus Symptoms: Symptoms typically associated with an acute sinus infection are facial pressure or pain, nasal congestion, yellow or green mucus drainage & fever. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Several: Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: Thick colored nasal discharge. Sinus pressure, headache, teeth pain. Fever also could occur. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Some: Usually cough medicine will help alleviate stuffy, runny nose, and aches depending on the medicine you use. They may also alleviate cough and post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of a sinus infection will OTC cold medicines alleviate?

Which symptoms of a sinus infection will OTC cold medicines alleviate?

Multiple: Otc cold medicines can alleviate almost every symptom:
-pain/pressure (acetaminophen, ibuprophen)
-congestion (phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine)
-drainage (antihistamines)

i would look directly for these ingredients to see what you are targeting. If not improving, an prescription antibiotic would be needed for the infection. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a sinus infection spreading to bone, brain, etc.?

What are symptoms of a sinus infection spreading to bone, brain, etc.?

Meningitis: Sinusitis spreading to brain is very serious. Severe headache, fever, neck stiffness, neurological symptoms. If you have this go immediately to hospital or doctor if it is daytime where you are at. ...Read more

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I have had symptoms of a sinus infection for almost a month. This morning my nose started pouring blood and I coughed up big globs of bright red blood?

I have had symptoms of a sinus infection for almost a month. This morning my nose started pouring blood and I coughed up big globs of bright red blood?

Immediate evaluation: You need to be seen immediately! To to your primary care doctor or ER and get blood work, X-ray, and will most likely need a Cat Scan (CT) of your sinuses. Cancer of the sinuses needs to be ruled out versus a benign polyp vs bleeding from your nasal septum. Keep me posted. ...Read more

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Feeling of a lump in back of throat and stuffy nose, are these symptoms of a sinus infection and what can be done to alleviate these symptoms?

URI: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection - usually caused by a virus. I would take some OTC medication like Dayquil and use nasal saline spray. A URI will go away in 7-10 days and does not require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling like I have some sinus infection symptoms but I don't have a sinus infection!?

What are symptoms?: What are your symptoms specifically and how do you know that you do not have a sinus infection? I can not recommend anything because you do not tell me what your symptoms are. It is not easy for a physician to recommend therapy if you are simply saying "i feel like I have some sinus infection but I don't have a sinus infection. Has an x-ray been taken? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

Face and nasal: If you've had a cold for more than 7 days... It's likely a sinus infection. Typical symptoms: headache/facial pain and pressure; nasal stuffiness and congestion; discolored nasal discharge; throat pain; ear pain; tooth pain; fatigue. ...Read more

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How long does sinus infection symptoms last?

How long does sinus infection symptoms last?

7-10 days: An acute sinus infection may follow a URI and frequently lasts 7-10 days. Often, the body's immunologic system cures itself, but if symptoms linger, than an antibiotic may be necessary. Steam inhalation, saline sprays or irrigations and decongestants are helpful, along with drinking plenty of water. ...Read more

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What is a sinus infection and what are the symptoms?

Sinuses,: Are cavities filled with air in both your cheek bones and in the frontal bone, and when you have a sore throat, common cold, upper respiratory infection, the inflammation is transmitted to those cavities as well and you have a sinus infection. Most of time it is a viral infection, sometimes bacterial and then you need antibiotics. Pain and nasal discharge are the main symptoms ...Read more

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Sick as a dog with sign and symptoms of sinus infection?

Sick as a dog with sign and symptoms of sinus infection?

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Amoxicillin for my sinus infection - it just says every 8 hours (I am an adult) I was late on my last dose can I take next in 6 hrs.

I was prescribed Amoxicillin for my sinus infection - it just says every 8 hours (I am an adult) I was late on my last dose can I take next in 6 hrs.

No problem: You will not have any problems as long as you take your antibiotics as close as to your prescribed schedule. SO yes go ahead and take the dose in 6 hrs ...Read more

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Can a symptom of sinus infection be hallucinations?

No: Hallucinations are not a symptom of sinusitis... Unless, I suppose, it keeps you up for days with insomnia, or if you overdose on some crazy strong cough meds, decongestants, or something..... ...Read more

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If I blow green secretions from my nose does that mean I have a sinus infection even if I have no other symptoms?

If I blow green secretions from my nose does that mean I have a sinus infection even if I have no other symptoms?

No: Inflammation of any sort in the nose or nasopharynx can result in discharges. Sinusitis is accompanied by congestion, nasality of speech, facial pain and swelling, headache, tenderness over the sinuses, occasionally fever or dental pain and other minor symptoms. That is not to say that green secretions may not be from the sinuses. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

Sinusitis: It is the same for all the sinuses except for the location. The sphenoid is up behind your nose so you may feel pressure there with the headaches. All the other symptoms of sinusitis are the same. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinus infection?

Sphenoid: This sinus is the most posterior of the sinuses. Sinusitis here occurs after the other sinuses mainly. Symptoms will still include headache and people complain about it at the top of the head or in the back of the head. It is quite nonspecific as it is more rare. Diagnosis can be by sinus xr. If in doubt, go see your doctor for proper diagnosis please. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sinus infection spreading into bone?

What are symptoms of sinus infection spreading into bone?

Nothing specific: I am not sure there are specific symptoms but a ct scan of the sinuses should be able to answer that question. ...Read more

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Are frequent colds signs and symptoms of sinus infection?

Are frequent colds signs and symptoms of sinus infection?

Possibly: Colds can alter the normal anatomy of sinuses and create an environment of secondary infection. ...Read more

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Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?

Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?

Both, for the virus.: The virus is contagious just before the symptoms appear, and during the first part of the symptomatic illness. There is no way to predict in an individual person when he will no longer be contagious (many people ask about this, but one can only guess when he will no longer be spewing viruses). However, the sinusitis may not be contagious, meaning not all who catch the virus actually get sinusitis. ...Read more

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Finished 7 days of 500mg levaquin (levofloxacin) 8 days ago for sinus infection. Felt better, but today all symptoms have returned. Is it possible it didn't clear up?

Well, ...: Since you felt better, the infection probably cleared up. You could have picked up another infection (bacterial) or you could have simple overproduction of mucus in your sinuses with increased congestion, often viral in nature, especially at this time of the year. See the Doctor and get an evaluation to better determine if you need an antibiotic or supportive measures to help the congestion. ...Read more

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How to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis symptoms?

How to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis symptoms?

Possible: The cause if an upper respiratory infection (sinus / ear). Can be transmitted either from child to patent or vice versa... To determine if bacterial infection vs rhinitis. Length of time, bloody nasal discharge, tender sinuses, headache and even fever are taken into account., . ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a head cold or a sinus infection?

Pain/pressure: Colds usually are not painful. A cold wiil give nasal cogestion and discharge, and youmay have fever, cough, and malaise. Sinus infection will give you sll the above symptoms but may also include pain snd pressure in the affected sinus. ...Read more

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Can you have sinus infection without having any respiratory symptoms?

Sinus inf symptoms: The primary symptoms of sinus infection are purulent nasal drainage and facial pain and pressure. These often start with a simple cold (or allergies), which usually involve common respiratory symptoms--congestion, slight cough, low grade fever, watery drainage), but the cold may be completely resolved by time the fluid in the sinuses gets infected, so you may not still be having respiratory sympto. ...Read more

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How many steriod shots can you get safely per year for symptoms like sinus infection or flu?

How many steriod shots can you get safely per year for symptoms like sinus infection or flu?

Not typical care: Steroid injections are not an effective treatment for either of these conditions. Steroids should actually be avoided with these conditions as they can impair the immune system. ...Read more

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"A sinus infection can make your head feel fuzzy, lethargic or disconnected, & cause your cognitive symptoms to worsen." is this true?

Unusual: However a lingering infection in the sinus can indeed cause fatigue, headaches, and even dizziness on occasions. The only possible link to cognitive function impairment is the fatigue. It should be noted that uncontrolled allergic rhinitis has led to mild cognitive impairment when studied in children and thus the answer is possible. Psychologic /neurologic evaluation? ...Read more

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Canal a sinus infection spread to your brain? If so what are the symptoms?

Canal a sinus infection spread to your brain? If so what are the symptoms?

Yes: A sinus infection can lead to infection inside the skull. Headache, visual problems, double vision, nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, fever, chills, confusion, sleepiness, tiredness, weakness in an arm or leg or face can occur. But it does not happen often. And viral sinusitis typically does not spread to the brain. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is congested ear a symptom of a sinus infection?

No: A congested feeling in an ear can suggest a middle or external ear infection.
Sinusitis is characterized by nasal congestion, purulent nasal discharge, headache and facial pain over the sinuses. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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