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I have a sinus infection and am on a second week long antibiotic of clindamycin. Its day 4 and i still feel lousy. I have to get back to work. Help?

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Culture

If you do not respond see your ENT for a sinus culture to see if you have a resistant bug.

In brief: Culture

If you do not respond see your ENT for a sinus culture to see if you have a resistant bug.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Need better Abic

Clindamycin is not the best choice for sinusitis.
The most frequent bacterial causes are streptococcus pneumoniae, hemophilus influenza, moraxella catarrhalis. Other streptococcus sp., staphylococcus aureus and anaerobic bacteria are less common. The Clindamycin would not cover hemophilus and moraxella. Augmentin, Ceftin (cefuroxime) or levoquin would be better choices. Adding decongestants might help.

In brief: Need better Abic

Clindamycin is not the best choice for sinusitis.
The most frequent bacterial causes are streptococcus pneumoniae, hemophilus influenza, moraxella catarrhalis. Other streptococcus sp., staphylococcus aureus and anaerobic bacteria are less common. The Clindamycin would not cover hemophilus and moraxella. Augmentin, Ceftin (cefuroxime) or levoquin would be better choices. Adding decongestants might help.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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