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What are the dangers of not taking your antibiotics for your sinus infection?

What are the dangers of not taking your antibiotics for your sinus infection?

Extension of infecti: If you have an infection, antibiotics are an assist to your body to eliminate the infection. Your body defenses are still present and you may defeat the infection without antibiotic help. The risks are that the infection may invade deeper, become chronic or set up scar tissue changes making you more symptomatic and more likely to get an infection in the future. There is a slight risk of invasio. ...Read more

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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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If you are prescribed Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to treat an UTI and you acquire the common side affect of diarrhea, should you be at all concerned/call the doctor?

If you are prescribed Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to treat an UTI and you acquire the common side affect of diarrhea, should you be at all concerned/call the doctor?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): As you said commonly causes diarrhea, unless it is so bad you can't take the medication there is no reason to call the doctor. Go to the pharmacy and get some probiotics, this will help with this side effect. Make sure you are also getting plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection and if I should be on antibiotics?

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection and if I should be on antibiotics?

No: Sinusitis is characterized by nasal congestion, purulent nasal discharge, headache and facial pain over the sinuses inthe frontal and maxillary areas. Most cases will resolve without antibiotic treatment. Decongestants can be used for symptomatic treatment. Antibiotics are reserved only for the most severe or persistant infections. ...Read more

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What remedies are the best for taking care of an ear infection?

What remedies are the best for taking care of an ear infection?

Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What are the suitable antibiotic to be taken during pregnancy? And what are the doses? For curing urine infection.

What are the suitable antibiotic to be taken during pregnancy? And what are the doses?    For curing urine infection.

Several : There are several antibiotics that are safe during pregnancy. You need to call your ob/gyn to coordinate care and have continuity of care to assure he/she knows all the medications you are taking while pregnant. Of course, it is important to get definitively diagnosed with a urinalysis telling you have an infection and what bacteria is causing it, as you do not want to take any meds unless needed. ...Read more

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What are antibiotics and what are the examples of antibiotics that could cure an infection in gums-wisdom tooth ?For my best friend .

What are antibiotics and what are the examples of antibiotics  that could cure an infection in gums-wisdom tooth ?For my best friend .

Do not self medicate: There are several antibiotics that are used for infections of the head and neck. Far too many patients try to use leftover medications to get by. This can inhibit the body's ability to respond to a medication in the future. See the dentist for the infection and complete the round of antibiotics regardless of how good you may feel three or four days in. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anaerobic infection and do you need meds?

What are the symptoms of anaerobic infection and do you need meds?

Anarobes can B nasty: Anaerobic infections (infections with bacteria that live with little or no oxygen) tend to be under the skin or deep in the body. They may manifest as abscesses, gangrene, or other deep tissue infection. Some spread very rapidly. Treatment usually requires antibiotics and/or drainage/surgery. If you suspect an anaerobic infection, get it checked out straight away. ...Read more

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What are the limitations of taking antibiotics?

What are the limitations of taking antibiotics?

Limitations: The only limitations to taking antibiotics would depend on each individual patient. Are there allergies? Are there other medications that could interact? Do certain supplements interact? There can be many limitations or none at all. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor what is the advantage of Ceftazidime over other antibiotics?

Hi Doctor what is the advantage of Ceftazidime over other antibiotics?

Depends what it's : Being used for. In many cases, it may have no advantages. as a 3rd generation cephalosporin, one possible advantage is that is it effective in treat gram neg organisms, particularly pseudomonas. It is a broad spectrum anti-biotic and is used to treat many types of bacterial infections. Administration is IV or IM. if you're being prescribed this anti-biotic, ask u're MD abt advantages in ur case :) ...Read more

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Are there any specific bacterial strains associated with bacterial sinusitis and tonsilitis? Also, do you always need antibiotics?-i dont like the idea of using them because of resistance..

Are there any specific bacterial strains associated with bacterial sinusitis and tonsilitis? Also, do you always need antibiotics?-i dont like the idea of using them because of resistance..

Several: There are several different bacteria that are associated with sinusitis and tonsillitis, including strep. Most sinus and throat infections are viral, however, & will improve on their own. If you have fever for more than 2-3 days, worsening symptoms, painful lymph nodes at your neck or pain on opening your mouth or turning your neck, white patches on your tonsils, you should be evaluated by a doc ...Read more

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If you take antibiotics for appendicitis what are the odds of it coming back?

If you take antibiotics for appendicitis what are the odds of it coming back?

Unknown: Appendicitis is often treated primarily with antibiotics outside of us - where surgery is the back up plan. Given our legal climate, it is not likely to be widely accepted here anytime soon. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting an infection 23 days after wisdom teeth removal. And what would the symptoms be of an infection?

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What are the chances of getting an infection 23 days after wisdom teeth removal. And what would the symptoms be of an infection?

Occasionally: you may develop a low-grade infection that occurs between three weeks to two months after wisdom tooth extraction. This occurs because either a piece of food or other debris got caught in the extraction site. See your surgeon for consultation. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for part of the flu and strep infection?

What do you recommend for part of the flu and strep infection?

See below: Since the flu is a virus the only thing that works is time a symptomatic relief of fever and body aches with tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest and hydration. Strep is a bacteria and often needs antibiotics to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Please advise what are the symptoms of oral yeast infection?

Please advise what are the symptoms of oral yeast infection?

Usually none: Our oral cavity is teaming with organisms including yeast. If our immune system is not intact, yeast can overgrow. Usually there are no symptoms. Some may have an abnormal yeasty odor, some may have white patches on the mucosa of the mouth or tongue and in the worst case scenario, esophagitis if the immune system is very compromised. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotics should I take for an infection in the throat?

Throat culture.: Not all antibiotics are right for all infections. Many times sore throats may be due to viruses. Recommend that you get a streph throat test done. The doctor will be able to prescribe an appropriate antibiotic if you have streph throat. Viral infections don't require antibiotics. ...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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What would happen if i got and oral infection 3 days after and oral surgery. And what are the dangers of an infection at that location.

What would happen if i got and oral infection 3 days after and oral surgery. And what are the dangers of an infection at that location.

Dry socket?: Pain three days after oral surgery sounds like a dry socket rather than an infection. See your surgeon to enable him to examine you and determine if you need treatment for either. ...Read more

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If allergies are the cause of your sinuses being blocked and head pressure what is the next step for your doctor?

If allergies are the cause of your sinuses being blocked and head pressure what is the next step for your doctor?

Prevention: Allergy treatment should be based on environmental avoidance, preventive medication & as-needed medications. Start with HEPA air purifier for bedroom, mattress & pillow allergy proof encasements, frequent damp dusting. Add routine nasal steroid daily with as-needed antihistamines. If persistent pressure and/or yellow or green mucous then consider a sinus infection & obtain a sinus xrays. ...Read more

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How to stop the pain from a sinus toothache if it's not your tooth that's the problem? Prescriptions and other tablets aren't working at all

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How to stop the pain from a sinus toothache if it's not your tooth that's the problem? Prescriptions and other tablets aren't working at all

Facial pain doc: I assumed that you have visited an ENT doctor and a dentist. Even so, you should really follow up with your doctors and let them refer you to different specialists as needed. You need to rule out the common diagnosis first. They may refer you to a facial pain specialist that deal with cases that's hard to diagnose. You may need a thorough work up as well. Talk to your doctors. ...Read more

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What are powerful ways to reduce the pain of a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

What are powerful ways to reduce the pain of a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Meds: Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. Talk with your doctor. S/he may order Diflucan (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more