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I have got a sinus infection for over a month. I've taken1000 mg of amoxicillin for 28 days and it has still not gone. What should I do?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: Amox not great

Amoxicillin is not a great drug for sinusitis.
Amoxicillin + clavulante (augmentin) is preferred. A short course of steroids (prednisone) may be helpful as well. But if you have had symptoms this long, i would see your local ent. There are some newer technologies to open your sinuses up in the clinic... Using balloon technology like angioplasty: acclarent.Com.

In brief: Amox not great

Amoxicillin is not a great drug for sinusitis.
Amoxicillin + clavulante (augmentin) is preferred. A short course of steroids (prednisone) may be helpful as well. But if you have had symptoms this long, i would see your local ent. There are some newer technologies to open your sinuses up in the clinic... Using balloon technology like angioplasty: acclarent.Com.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Some chronic sinusitis if from fungal infections. An ENT should be able to help clarify and potentially treat with medications or procedures.
Dr. Ertan Esmer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: See an ENT

Inflammation of your sinuses can be prolonged and uncomfortable.
After being treated with 4 weeks of antibiotics, there likely isn't any more infection, but inflammation may persist due to your bodies reaction to the infection. Other medications can be used. Surgery may also be helpful.

In brief: See an ENT

Inflammation of your sinuses can be prolonged and uncomfortable.
After being treated with 4 weeks of antibiotics, there likely isn't any more infection, but inflammation may persist due to your bodies reaction to the infection. Other medications can be used. Surgery may also be helpful.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Agree-tough case

These are all great answers.
Additional considerations for your general health: take probiotics.After a month of Amoxil 1000mg a day your gut needs probiotic help! also be sure you are on vitamin d...It helps with the immune system. It won't cure sinusitis but will help your immune system deal with the inflammation. Consider craniosacral therapy to open the sinuses and allow draining...

In brief: Agree-tough case

These are all great answers.
Additional considerations for your general health: take probiotics.After a month of Amoxil 1000mg a day your gut needs probiotic help! also be sure you are on vitamin d...It helps with the immune system. It won't cure sinusitis but will help your immune system deal with the inflammation. Consider craniosacral therapy to open the sinuses and allow draining...
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tough Case

You probably need to see an ent.
You may need further imaging, endoscopy and other treatments. Sinus infections can be very difficult to treat. See pcp or ent. Appears further evaluaiton and treatment is warranted.

In brief: Tough Case

You probably need to see an ent.
You may need further imaging, endoscopy and other treatments. Sinus infections can be very difficult to treat. See pcp or ent. Appears further evaluaiton and treatment is warranted.
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