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Recurrent infections (sinusitis) need how many weeks of antibiotics?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 10-20 days
Typical treatment regimens for chronic sinus infection is a minimum of 10 days & often 20.

In brief: 10-20 days
Typical treatment regimens for chronic sinus infection is a minimum of 10 days & often 20.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Need culture
Many cases of sinusitis may be caused by a viral infection.
10 days of an appropriate antibiotic is enough. But you should have a culture of the lateral wall of the nose is the most specific method of determining if you need an antibiotic and which one is best.

In brief: Need culture
Many cases of sinusitis may be caused by a viral infection.
10 days of an appropriate antibiotic is enough. But you should have a culture of the lateral wall of the nose is the most specific method of determining if you need an antibiotic and which one is best.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Recurrent infections
Recurrent infections don't only need antibiotics, they need the attention of a specialist in allergy and immunology.
It may not matter how many weeks of antibiotics you take, if you have allergies, structural problems in your nose or an immune deficiency driving the recurrences. You may need several weeks of antibiotics, but you may also need allergy interventions, surgery, irrigation or ivig.

In brief: Recurrent infections
Recurrent infections don't only need antibiotics, they need the attention of a specialist in allergy and immunology.
It may not matter how many weeks of antibiotics you take, if you have allergies, structural problems in your nose or an immune deficiency driving the recurrences. You may need several weeks of antibiotics, but you may also need allergy interventions, surgery, irrigation or ivig.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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