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What do you do for a sinus infection with mucus?

What do you do for a sinus infection with mucus?

Need Antibiotics: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 can I do for a sinus infection fast?

What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

Consult your Doctor: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the best thing to do for a sinus infection?

How do I find out what is the best thing to do for a sinus infection?

Usually viral: In most cases, you take decongestants and wait it out. Antibiotics are recommended only for severe cases (e.g. High fever or facial pain for at least 3-4 days) or cases lasting for at least 10 days. ...Read more

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What should I do for a sinus infection besides going to a doctor?

What should I do for a sinus infection besides going to a doctor?

Xylitol solution: Try inhaling a warm solution of 1/4 tsp xylitol in a pint of water into your nose-not into your lungs. Gargle with the same solution. ...Read more

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What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

Nasal saline spray: Many sinus infections are viral. Over-the-counter medications can make you more comfortable, like anti-inflammatory meds (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc) and decongestants (puedoephedrine). Steam and nasal irrigation can help. If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than 7-10 days, you may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a sinus infection?

Eval: If you have a true infection and not just sinus pain - it is important that you seek medical treatment. Home remedies will not substitute for antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med for a sinus infection.

Sinusitis: You can irrigate with saline through a neti-pot, use a nasal spray and an oral decongestant like pseudoephedrine. Ask your friendly pharmacist for this. The problem is that this will not directly treat the organisms responsible for the infection of the sinus and may make you at risk of significant complications. Recommend you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sinus infection?

Sinus treatment: Use nasal saline in any form--saline irrigation is the best, but a nettie pot can be helpful, too. Sometimes it is all you need, especially if you catch your symptoms early. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sinus infection to go away?

Depends on cause: Most, if viral, resolve in 10-14 days. Fungal or chronic bacterial sinus infections may require treatment and would persist longer without it. If a recurrent problem, then the immune system can be evaluated. Also would need to treat any chronic allergic or non-allergic rhinitis (chronic congestion, loss of smell, nasal drip, sneezing/itching etc). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sinus infection to clear up

How long does it take for a sinus infection to clear up

Sinus infection: It depends on the cause of the infection - bacterial vs viral. Most of the sinus infections we get are actually caused by a virus and will clear up by themselves within 2 weeks. If at that time, there are still symptoms, we consider a bacterial source and may use antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some home remedies for a sinus infection?

Sinus rinse: Neti pot which is a sinus rinse is very helpful especially for those " deep seeded" infections such as that in the sphenoid sinus. Always use distilled water in these products and never use tap water. If it is getting worse or not improving in a few days you should see your primary care physician who may refer you to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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How quickly does medicine for a sinus infection start working?

How quickly does medicine for a sinus infection start working?

See below: Most cases of sinusitis do not require antibiotics and they are only recommended for the most severe and persistant cases lasting over 7-10 days. Sinusitis symptoms should start improving 2-3 days after starting an appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sinus infection to go away by itself?

Sinus infections: Sinusitis sometimes becomes chronic and may nit go away without treatment. See an ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have azithrimycin 250mg for a sinus infection, it doesn't say when I should take it (ex:every 12 hours) just says once a day. Does it matter the time?

Pick one and stick!: The actual time of day that you take a daily med usually does not matter (unless you get an unpleasant side effect after taking that med). Just try to take the medicine around the same time every day. Make sure to finish all antibiotics even if you are feeling better. Also follow instructions in regards to taking them with or without food. Call your doctor if you get a rash, or any other se's. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin for a sinus infection?

Sure: As long as you are not allergic to it and the bacteria ends up being sensitive to it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can you take for a sinus infection if you have gluacoma?

What can you take for a sinus infection if you have gluacoma?

Antibiotics: A diagnosed sinus infection will resolve with the appropriate systemic (oral) antibiotics. As far as nasal congestion ; occasional sneezing, as long as you don't have narrow angle (occludable angle potential) then you may take otc decongestants ; antihistamines. I also find nettie pot saline nasal lavage comforting too. ...Read more

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Can I take Flagyl for a sinus infection?

No: Flagyl treats only anaerobic bacteria, which would be unlikely to cause sinusitis, especially acute sinusitis. Antibiotics aren't usually recommended for sinusitis, but when they are, you need something other than flagyl. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. Shari Jackson
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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