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Why is IV drip used for sinus infections?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: In severe cases

Iv antibiotics are used in cases where the oral medication is either not available or not effective.
If the infection is cultured and the organism is sensitive only to IV medications then that is the only therapy.

In brief: In severe cases

Iv antibiotics are used in cases where the oral medication is either not available or not effective.
If the infection is cultured and the organism is sensitive only to IV medications then that is the only therapy.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

In times when there is a patient who is immunocompromised (weak from chemo or from a disease) or has significant lung problems like severe asthma or cystic fibrosis.
Iv antibiotics are used for sinusitis. However, this is not common in someone who is otherwise healthy. In cases where a healthy person has difficult to treat sinusitis, a culture taken from the sinuses can point to the right oral abx.

In brief: Rarely

In times when there is a patient who is immunocompromised (weak from chemo or from a disease) or has significant lung problems like severe asthma or cystic fibrosis.
Iv antibiotics are used for sinusitis. However, this is not common in someone who is otherwise healthy. In cases where a healthy person has difficult to treat sinusitis, a culture taken from the sinuses can point to the right oral abx.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: It's generally not

There are only a few instances where IV antibiotics are indicated to treat a sinus infection.
Occasionally a bacteria will be cultured from the sinuses which is sensitive to antibiotics which can only be given via IV. In most other instances, other options than IV meds exist.

In brief: It's generally not

There are only a few instances where IV antibiotics are indicated to treat a sinus infection.
Occasionally a bacteria will be cultured from the sinuses which is sensitive to antibiotics which can only be given via IV. In most other instances, other options than IV meds exist.
Dr. Jonathan Owens
Dr. Jonathan Owens
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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sinus infection

Not sure about what you are asking, but here is my attempt.
Iv (intravenous) drip is not really used for sinus infection. Normal saline which is the most common IV solution is used to wash out the sinuses as squirts by yourself or in sinus surgery to clean out!

In brief: Sinus infection

Not sure about what you are asking, but here is my attempt.
Iv (intravenous) drip is not really used for sinus infection. Normal saline which is the most common IV solution is used to wash out the sinuses as squirts by yourself or in sinus surgery to clean out!
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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