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Is the medication ceftin a mild or major antibiotic for sinus infections?

Is the medication ceftin a mild or major antibiotic  for sinus infections?

That depends....: Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic (there are 4 generations now). It is commonly given for infections across the lungs, sinuses, gut, and skin. Mild or major, depends on perspective but overall i would say that antibiotics are over-prescribed. The key at this point is to finish the course you were given. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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'm a teacher and I have had 5-6 ear/ sinus infections since oct. Only one antibiotic works and its hard on my system. What can I do ?

I'm a teacher and I have had 5-6 ear/ sinus infections since oct. Only one antibiotic works and its hard on my system. What can I do ?

Sinus infections: Find out what you are allergic to and treat that. An ENT doctor can help you. They can also see if you have an anatomical abnormality which predisposes you to an infection. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor ER 75. Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin. Thanks so much!

Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor ER 75.  Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin.  Thanks so much!

No Advocare: I would not use Advocare. It is not FDA approved. It isn't proven to be safe or effective. Also, there are no "quick fixes" for weight control, getting energized, etc. Fad diets only result in the weight being gained back later after the diet is over. You are taking a relatively low dose of Effexor. Have you asked your doctor about possibly increasing your dose, as well as about your other issues? ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor ER 75. Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin. Thanks!

Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor ER 75.  Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin.  Thanks!

Advocare +meds: Hi ~ I looked this up the other day because another person asked. I did not see anything in the ingredients that would cause any problem with your meds. The only TOXIC issue was suggesting that the "colon cleanses" do any good at all. Frankly, I think its todays greatest scam. Use metamucil to bulk and increase roughage in diet and exercise. The GUT was designed by a genius. Its self cleansing! ...Read more

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I'm prone to sinus infections. I have had a sore throat and sinus pain for 2 days. Do i need anti biotics?

I'm prone to sinus infections. I have had a sore throat and sinus pain for 2 days. Do i need anti biotics?

No: You need a proper diagnosis. If you have a sinus infection it is properly diagnosed with a ct scan. If you have chronic sinusitis, you may need surgery to open the drainage opening between your sinus and nasal cavity. See an ENT surgeon for a complete sinus evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotics can be used for sinus infections that are not typical?

What kind of antibiotics can be used for sinus infections that are not typical?

Sinus infection: The choice of antibiotics to treat sinus infections is a complex one. If a patient has never had an antibiotic one would choose an antibiotic based on the likely bacteria to be found in the sinus. First choice antibiotics are amoxicillin, erythromycin, and a first generation. Cephalosporin, like keflex. If you have seen an antibiotic before:augmentin, biaxin, clidamycin, and Levaquin are good. ...Read more

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Why is IV drip used for sinus infections?

Why is IV drip used for sinus infections?

In severe cases: Iv antibiotics are used in cases where the oral medication is either not available or not effective. If the infection is cultured and the organism is sensitive only to IV medications then that is the only therapy. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline used for sinus infections?

Not great: Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics. I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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