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Best medicine for sinusitis ?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)

There are a variety of antibiotics that can be used to treat sinusitis, so there isn't one best answer. My preferred choice for acute bacterial sinusits (with fever, pain and tenderness over the sinuses) is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for anyone who is not allergic to penicillin.
A two week course of treatment is needed, because sinus infections can be difficult to cure completely.

In brief: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)

There are a variety of antibiotics that can be used to treat sinusitis, so there isn't one best answer. My preferred choice for acute bacterial sinusits (with fever, pain and tenderness over the sinuses) is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for anyone who is not allergic to penicillin.
A two week course of treatment is needed, because sinus infections can be difficult to cure completely.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Antibiotics & spray

Sinusitis is often treated with antibiotics to kill bacteria in the sinuses, plus a decongestant (often a combination such as claritin-d or zyrtec-d), and a steroid nasal spray such as Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase to shrink some of the swelling inside the nose .
. . To allow the sinuses to properly drain. Persistent sinusitis symptoms may need longer courses of antibiotics or an ENT doctor's evaluation.

In brief: Antibiotics & spray

Sinusitis is often treated with antibiotics to kill bacteria in the sinuses, plus a decongestant (often a combination such as claritin-d or zyrtec-d), and a steroid nasal spray such as Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase to shrink some of the swelling inside the nose .
. . To allow the sinuses to properly drain. Persistent sinusitis symptoms may need longer courses of antibiotics or an ENT doctor's evaluation.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Patrick Melder
Unless an allergy componet.. avoid antihistamines... They dry secretions which impede mucus clearing
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics

In brief: Pelargonium

Brand name umcka, dilute pelargonium extract, has been demonstrated in rcts to be safe and effective.
Also consider using with a neti pot.

In brief: Pelargonium

Brand name umcka, dilute pelargonium extract, has been demonstrated in rcts to be safe and effective.
Also consider using with a neti pot.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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