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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) an appropriate antibiotic for a sinus infection? I've had a cold for over a week and now very bad sinus headaches.

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine

In brief: Acute sinusitis

Not first choice for sinusitis unless a person has reasons to avoid penicillin, cephalosporins, macrolides, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
..Please use sterile nasal saline rinses frequently to cleanse out the bacteria and mucous. Dropping your head over the bed and moving it in different directions helps the sterile saline reach all cavities. Grandmother's method of steam inhalation also can help.

In brief: Acute sinusitis

Not first choice for sinusitis unless a person has reasons to avoid penicillin, cephalosporins, macrolides, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
..Please use sterile nasal saline rinses frequently to cleanse out the bacteria and mucous. Dropping your head over the bed and moving it in different directions helps the sterile saline reach all cavities. Grandmother's method of steam inhalation also can help.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Dr. Christian Assad
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Reasonable

Ciprofloxacin as Amoxicilin are widely prescribed since they are cheap and efficient.
It is a reasonable option

In brief: Reasonable

Ciprofloxacin as Amoxicilin are widely prescribed since they are cheap and efficient.
It is a reasonable option
Dr. Christian Assad
Dr. Christian Assad
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