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My sinus infection goes away after using antibiotics, butsymptoms come again. What should I do?
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Dr. Robert Kotler
Surgery - Head & Neck
2 doctors agree
In brief: Problem in nose?
Sinus infections often relate to inadequate air passage to the nose.
Assuming the problem is architectural – like a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates -- some people are often sentenced to many recurrent infections until those structures are corrected. Consult with a nasal specialist to see if the problem is nasal. Blockages can lead to the sinus woe. Ct scan, a type of x-ray, may help.

In brief: Problem in nose?
Sinus infections often relate to inadequate air passage to the nose.
Assuming the problem is architectural – like a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates -- some people are often sentenced to many recurrent infections until those structures are corrected. Consult with a nasal specialist to see if the problem is nasal. Blockages can lead to the sinus woe. Ct scan, a type of x-ray, may help.
Dr. Robert Kotler
Dr. Robert Kotler
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Relapse
Sinus infections often require more than the usual 10 days of therapy and symptoms may come back in a few days if the initial treatment was not given for long enough period of time.
Your symptoms should be gone for several days before stopping the medication.

In brief: Relapse
Sinus infections often require more than the usual 10 days of therapy and symptoms may come back in a few days if the initial treatment was not given for long enough period of time.
Your symptoms should be gone for several days before stopping the medication.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Chronic sinusitis
You may have chronic sinusitis which is an over active immune response, or recurrent acute sinusitis, which is bacterial or viral.
If the symptoms persist ask you doctor for a referral to an otolaryngologist for examination. They may order a ct scan to visualize the sinuses before suggesting a course of treatment.

In brief: Chronic sinusitis
You may have chronic sinusitis which is an over active immune response, or recurrent acute sinusitis, which is bacterial or viral.
If the symptoms persist ask you doctor for a referral to an otolaryngologist for examination. They may order a ct scan to visualize the sinuses before suggesting a course of treatment.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Not unusual
You may be dealing with persistent post nasal drip an inflammation.
See your doctor. There are ways to manage both without necessarily putting you through another course of antibiotics.

In brief: Not unusual
You may be dealing with persistent post nasal drip an inflammation.
See your doctor. There are ways to manage both without necessarily putting you through another course of antibiotics.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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