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On cephalexin. Didn t finish the course. Now have sinus headache, congestion, scratchy throat. Medications?

I was taking cephalexin for a sinus infection a week and a half ago. I didn't finish the 10 day prescription only took for 5 days because I felt fine. This week I developed sinus headache, congestion, scratchy throat, very very bad sore throat with difficulty in swallowing, swollen tonsils, along with some green phelgm, mucous worse at night. I waited a day or two and throat felt worse, I started taking the Cephalexin again today. Should I take it for 7 days?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
SINUSES ARE MOSTLY ALLERIES AND METRONIDAZOLE 200 MG BD FOR 7 DAYS IS BEST TO CLEAR INFECTION FAST START IT FOR 7 DAYS
AS THE MUCUS DRIPS IN THROAT IT CAUSES SOAR THROAT
AND MUCUS OF THE THROAT BLOCKS EUSTACHIAN TUBES CAUSING EAR PROBLEM ADD ANTIALLERGIC TAB TO DECREASE THE MUCUS SECRETIONS OF SINUSES
ADD ANTACID
APPLY NEOMYCIN H OINTMENT IN NOSE BD AND SEA WATER 2 DROPS AT NIGHT IN EACH NOSE TO CLEAR THROAT EYES EARS AND CAN USE ANTIALLERGIC EYE DROPS
CAN TAKE ANALGESIC SOS FOR PAIN
GET XRAY PNS WATERS VIEW TO SEE THE CONDITION OF SINUSES AND CONSULT ENT DOCTOR TO TREAT AND TO PREVENT RECURENCES IF SINUSES OEDEMA IS THERE
CONTINUE TO TREAT THIS EPISODE FOR 3 WK
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Hariom Sharma's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for using Health Care Magic
You have the sinus infection and irregular for treatment for this. Please be honest and faith on doctor . For better further treatment please consult the ENT specialist.

Thanks

Dr Hariom Sharma
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Manjula R's  Response
hi.. thanks for using HCM..
you have had sinusitis, pharyngitis.. and you took a course of antibiotics..
now you have recurring symptoms..
see your ENT surgeon for taking a swab, culture and sensitivity.. get antibiotics based on the report, analgescis, nasal decongesants.. do salt water gargling.. steam inhalation..
all the very best.
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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