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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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 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

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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 do you take for a yeast infection typically?

What do you take for a yeast infection typically?

Over the counter : Treatment is over the counter found in any pharmacy, in the form of ovule or vaginal cream; it typically takes few days for the symptoms to go away. If this fails, then your doctor can prescribe Fluconazole orally single dose. ...Read more

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What to take for a sinus infection--sudafed?

Yes: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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What do you do for a sinus drip?

What do you do for a sinus drip?

Use a netipot daily: Fill 1/2 way with warm water. Add a few pinches sea salt, dissolve. Then over the bathroom sink, put spout of netipot flush with one nostril and tip it up so salt solution runs down into your upended nostril and hopefully comes out the opposite nostril. Repeat # of times. ...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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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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I have allergies or a sinus infection, what do you recommend?

Sinusitis: Most sinus infections are viral and should be treated with over the counter decongestants and sinus rinses. If you have sinus pressure, thick nasal discharge, +/- fever for longer than 10 days, I recommend seeing a healthcare provider. If your resistance is low or you have recurrent sinus infections, you may have contracted a bacterial infection as well requiring antibiotics. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

Sinus infxn: Many are viral in origin; so antibiotics won't work & can create resistant organisms. Anti- inflammatory meds (nsaids) can help relieve pain & inflammation, & decongestants (sudafed is one) can shrink membranes to allow drainage & relieve pressure. If fever & purulent discharge are present, see doc for evaluation & possible antibiotics for bacterial infxn. Saline nasal spray/neti pot. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about antibiotic for a sinus infection?

Can you tell me about antibiotic for a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Acute sinus infections often are viral and do not need antibiotic therapy. Decongestants, nasal sprays, mucolytics, help reduce the inflammation and help secretions drain and resolve the infection. If symptoms persist for more than 2-3 weeks, it might be necessary to consider antibiotics for bacterial infection. A variety of antibiotics may be used, you should discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an ear infection and what can I take for the pain?

How do you know if you have an ear infection and what can I take for the pain?

Dr must look: Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) might help the pain. But other things can cause the ear to hurt than an infection in the ear and that is why it is important to have it looked at. Be well. ...Read more

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What to take to cure a kidney infection if you don't have any money for a prescription?

What to take to cure a kidney infection if you don't have any money for a prescription?

Tell the doctor: About your financial constraints. There are many generic medicines that might be effective and inexpensive. Cranberry juice will not cure a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What do you take for a fever typically?

What do you take for a fever typically?

Antipyretic: A medication such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can lower the temperature. It can be important to know what the cause is based on the associated signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do if you have a cold or sinus infection?

Different coditions: require different therapies. a cold usually resolves by itself. Always good to drink plenty of fluids. A sinus infection may not go away unless you treat with antibiotics ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus cold?

What can I take for a sinus cold?

Most OTC cold meds: For normal healthy people, over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine combinations include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, Sudafed. ...Read more

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What can you do for a kidney infection?

Take antibiotics: These need 2b appropriate against bacteria causing infection. Means urine should be sent $ culture & sensitivities, then start broad spectrum antibiotic. This can be changed if necessary after culture report taking 48hrs, or if u react adversely to medication. Need antibiotics $ at least 2 weeks. Iv best if fever high. Drink lots of water & rest. May require pain meds. Best discuss with your dr.. ...Read more

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What do you recommemd for sinus problems?

What do you recommemd for sinus problems?

GO to ENT: Use neilmed rinse with saline solution into your nostrils. You may use decongestants ( phenylephrine) in pills or nasal spray. Also a nasal cortisone spray twice daily ( flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) etc) may be helpful. If there is fever with facial pressure may be an antibiotic may help. If you are desperate go to ent. Most of the time there is an allergic component req. Antihistamines or cortisone in pill. ...Read more

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What to take for sinus infections?

What to take for sinus infections?

Multiple options : Sinus infections occur when the nose is blocked. Antibiotics may be required. However, the runny or blocked nose is caused by chemical mediators like histamine or leukotrienes. So taking antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and loratidine (claritin) help block the chemical mediators your body produces and helps stop the symptoms. Nasal saline sprays, decongestants, steroid nose sprays can help as well. ...Read more

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What do you take for over-the-counter sinus infection (no nasal spray) "I get headaches from them"?

What do you take for over-the-counter sinus infection  (no nasal spray) "I get headaches from them"?

Oral meds / Neti: Nothing really works well, but for intermittent congestion you could use an oral decongestant such as phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine. Talk to your pharmacist. Could also use nasal rinses or washes (Neti pot) or a nasal saline spray. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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What can i take for a sinus infection when i take methadone 40mg daily.

What can i take for a sinus infection when i take methadone 40mg daily.

Sinusitis: If you have definite sinusitis, antibiotics can be taken while on methadone. A physician could evaluate you and document the presence of a sinus infection and prescribe an appropriate antibiotic. Mention any history of allergies to antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to take for a sinus infection--sudafed?

Yes: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline 100 mg good to take for a sinus infection?

Is doxycycline 100 mg good to take for a sinus infection?

In general no: Doxycycline is not generally a good antibiotic for rhino-sinusitis. If there is objective evidence of a bacterial infection (documented by culture) i would always recommend a culture and sensitivity of the lateral wall of the nose, particularly, is pus is present. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in patients not allergic to penicillin or Levaquin would be my recommendations. But a culture is required to make sure. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a sinus infection to clear. And how long should you use Flonase spray?

How long does it usually take for a sinus infection to clear. And how long should you use Flonase spray?

Variable: Most patients gain some relief within 48 hrs if treatment is effective.Actual return to normal may take a week or two. Flonase is not specifically for a sinus infection.It can help if nasal allergies are part of the problem. ...Read more

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Why sinus infection takes a long time to heal?

Why sinus infection takes a long time to heal?

Chronic sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis(CS) is common condition in which the sinuses around nasal passages become inflamed and swollen for at least eight weeks, despite therapy attempts.It interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up. CS may be caused by infection, but can also be caused by (nasal polyps).CS most commonly affects young and middle-aged.Antibiotics sometimes necessary for sinusitis, not always. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a sinus infection?

What's best used to take care of a sinus infection?

Tincture of time?: Most acute sinus infections are viral and can get better on their own in 10-14 days. If they are not improving by 7-10 days, then you may need an antibiotic for a bacterial infection. Using afrin/oxymetazoline (no more than 3 days in a row) can open the sinuses for better drainage. Salt water irrigations are amazing. Infections can become chronic with fluctuating symptoms that can be prolonged. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: An acute sinus infection can last 2-4 weeks because antibiotics have a difficult time penetrating into the sinuses and clearing up the infection. If there are structural problems with draining the sinus, it can be even longer or become a chronic infection. ...Read more

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Can you take cephalexcin 500mg for a sinus infection?

Can you take cephalexcin 500mg for a sinus infection?

Infection: It sounds like you are suffering from a respiratory infection. It could be viral or bacterial but hard to better know without understanding more, like duration. Antibiotics may be necessary, though Keflex isn't typically one of the more common one used: it may work for some. Good hydration, safe steam exposure, nasal saline spray, expectorants like guaifenesin, and steroid sprays like Flonase ...Read more

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What is the time it takes to recover from a sinus infection?

10-14 days: Most acute sinus infections are viral and can get better on their own in 10-14 days. If they last longer, then you may need an antibiotic for a bacterial infection. Infections can become chronic with fluctuating symptoms that can be prolonged. ...Read more

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What would be recommended to take care of a sinus infection at home?

Saline: Use saline irrigation, otc decongestants, rest, lots of fluids. See your doctor if fevers persist after a few days, you have significant facial/sinus pressure, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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. Jerome Zacks
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more