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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. Marvin Ott
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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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What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinus infection?

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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Is sphenoid sinus infection dangerous should I be very worried it?

It can be dangerous: Would see a physician asap. Appropriate antibiotic therapy should be initiated. ...Read more

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Can you have ringing ear with sphenoid sinus infection?

Can you have ringing ear with sphenoid sinus infection?

Tinnitus: Yes you can, if untreated it can put pressure on nasal passages & ear drums, and lead to Tinnitus. ...Read more

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Following a CT scan and MRI scan there is a suspicion of fungal sinusitis in my sphenoid sinus, how is this treated, what to do?

Following a CT scan and MRI scan there is a suspicion of fungal sinusitis in my sphenoid sinus, how is this treated, what to do?

Urine test for toxin: The most common source of fungal sinusitis is the presence of mold toxins. There is urine testing available to identify which mold toxin is present and how much. The remedy for mold toxins is the binder Cholestryamine. ...Read more

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What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection? Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest

What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated  sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection?  Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest

Sinusitis treatment : Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read more

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What kind of vision problems can you get with spenoid sinus infection?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis, inflammation of the optic nerve that sends vision signals from the eye to the brain, is a rare complication of paranasal sinusitis. The sphenoid sinus makes up part of the bony cavity that holds the eye and an infection or inflammation can spread and affect the optic nerve and cause vision loss. It is rare. ...Read more

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Which is the best antibiotic to treat acute Sphenoid sinus infection discovered on an MRI? Is Cefprozil good??

Which is the best antibiotic to treat acute Sphenoid sinus infection discovered on an MRI? Is Cefprozil good??

Doctor's call: after putting clinical findings in context with radiologic study. It may be just inflamed mucous lining of the sinuses vs true chronic infection, which if true, a broad spectrum antibiotic would be needed rather, cefprozil wouldn't be recommended as it might not work, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Adam Lewis
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more