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Thrush Sinus Infection
Starting augmentin 875mg twice a day again for sinus infection. How can I keep from getting oral thrush as I get it everytime?
Hard to do: This may require some lifestyle changes prior to starting the antibiotic, especially if occurs every time. Candida yeast in the mouth compete against healthy bacteria for real estate, which explains why taking an antibiotic leads to thrush. Some options: replace toothbrush often. brush twice daily and floss, eat some unsweetened plain yogurt to replenish healthy bacteria. Listeria? garlic? thyme? ...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
Can different medication and thrush cause a loss of appetite? I had a sinus infection and allergies and my doctor had me on 9 different medications. Two weeks ago today i woke up with no appetite at all. I also have thrush, I've been through the ER and ha
Hello. : Hello. A variety of medications can lead to decreased appetite. Sinus infections can reduce your sense of smell which is part of the eating experience. Trush can also impact your desire for food. If you still have thrush, i would ask your doctor about treating this. In the meantime, recommend use of probiotics: greek yogurt and kefir are very rich in them. Hydrate well with water. You may need to make yourself eat small meals at this time, so that you stop the continued weight loss. Take care. ...Read more
Doctor diag me with a sinus infection presc zpak, also white spots at back of tongue and one on tonsil i take steroids for adrnl could white be thrush?
Very likely: The combination of antibiotics and steroids commonly leads to oral yeast infections. These are usually whitish patches that have a curd like consistency and wipe off leaving a raw or bleeding base. These respond to Diflucan or mycelex. I have found Nystatin to be of little benefit. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a heavily coated yellow tongue mean i recently had a sinus infection and was treated with amoxicilin
Antibiotic : Antibiotic treatment can alter the balance of bacteria and other organisms in the body. In the mouth, this can lead to an increase in the growth of some organisms that may be pigmented, leading to white, yellow, brown or black discoloration. Maintaining good oral hygiene, and gently brushing the tongue can help the tongue regain its normal bacterial balance and color. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking & sinuses: Smoking definitely increases the incidence of sinus and respiratory tract problems, including infections. Smoke paralyzes the cilia (hair-like structures lining the respiratory tract) so they cannot sweep secretions/mucus/bacteria/viruses out of the system. Saline nasal spray (otc) can help temporarily flush the nasal/sinus passages, but smoking cessation is the definitive treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irrigate: I assume you mean treating this yourself. Sinus health is all about drainage; if they don't drain, problems persist. You can use a nasal decongestant spray twice a day for 3-5 days; before and about 30 minutes after using it, rinse your nose with saline such as nasamist, entsol, or simply saline. If the sinus pressure increases, or the colored secretions last more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See ur Dr. 4 answers: Dr. Jacobson is right. If it's still festering after 4 weeks with no relief, it's time to see your doctor for intervention, and referral to our ent. Best to stay away from dairy, and sugary foods as they often produce more phlegm, and mucous. Also, make sure that you have adequate humidity, and hydration (drinking purified water), and less processed foods too. Your doctor will know what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection : Involving air cavities around your nose. Your skull is lighter because of these rooms full of air. Sometimes these rooms get infected and since the drainage out of these rooms is so small, often, contents can't get out easily and problem becomes chronic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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