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Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sinusitis

Hello, you are being treated in an appropriate pathway.
Personally, i recommend a quinolone antibiotic such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Avelox after failing the previous two antibiotics. I also add a steroid by mouth to this regimen. Allergy testing may be helpful. You have had ear infections as well. Finally a ct scan of your sinuses would help, especially if you fail another abx. Good luck.

In brief: Sinusitis

Hello, you are being treated in an appropriate pathway.
Personally, i recommend a quinolone antibiotic such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Avelox after failing the previous two antibiotics. I also add a steroid by mouth to this regimen. Allergy testing may be helpful. You have had ear infections as well. Finally a ct scan of your sinuses would help, especially if you fail another abx. Good luck.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotic treatment

If you have had a poor response to these three potent antibiocs, you should make an appointment with an ENT specialist for further evaluation.

In brief: Antibiotic treatment

If you have had a poor response to these three potent antibiocs, you should make an appointment with an ENT specialist for further evaluation.
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