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Can doxycycline used for sinus infections?

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

In brief: Not great

Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics.
I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point.

In brief: Not great

Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics.
I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point.
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

If the infection is caused by bacteria, Doxycycline is an effective antibiotic -- however, most sinus infections are viral and will resolve on their own with supportive treatment and time.

In brief: Yes

If the infection is caused by bacteria, Doxycycline is an effective antibiotic -- however, most sinus infections are viral and will resolve on their own with supportive treatment and time.
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