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Why does amoxicillin after 5 days still not seem to be working for my child's sinus infection?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics

In brief: Is it sinusitis?

Sinusitis is diagnosed in kids with cough & nasal discharge for >10 days OR fever (> 102.
2) & thick nasal discharge > 3 days; Most get better within a week w/o treatment. Sinuses don't have a good blood supply so it can be difficult to treat, which is why antibiotics should be for 10-21 days. If this is a viral illness, antibiotics won't help. See your Dr. if not better in 2 days, sooner if worse

In brief: Is it sinusitis?

Sinusitis is diagnosed in kids with cough & nasal discharge for >10 days OR fever (> 102.
2) & thick nasal discharge > 3 days; Most get better within a week w/o treatment. Sinuses don't have a good blood supply so it can be difficult to treat, which is why antibiotics should be for 10-21 days. If this is a viral illness, antibiotics won't help. See your Dr. if not better in 2 days, sooner if worse
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: SINUSITIS

Amoxil (amoxicillin) rx for sinusitis should be given for 10 days.
Consult your doctor.

In brief: SINUSITIS

Amoxil (amoxicillin) rx for sinusitis should be given for 10 days.
Consult your doctor.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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