Does intake of Z-pack help in treating sinus infection?
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if bacterial infection is present then antibiotics are needed
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Sinus symptoms can be due to allergies, presence of a viral infection or due to a bacterial infection.
If the symptoms are due to a bacterial infection then antibiotics would be needed for the symptoms to improve.
Symptoms that may indicate a bacterial infection are : (a) sinus symptoms (congestion, facial pain, coughing, nasal discharge) last more than 7 to 10 days
(b)infection is severe and symptoms are worsening, no slight or initial improvement at all
(c)very high fever
(d)purulent discharge- a lot of yellow or green discharge
(e)swelling around the eyes can also occur
If you are experiencing any or all of the above symptoms that point to bacterial infection then the antibiotics are necessary.
If you do not have a fever, a purulent discharge or your symptoms are improving somewhat then you may not need them
It may be best to tell your doctor that you are experiencing side effects so that he or she can prescribe an alternative.
If the side effects are gastrointestinal eg nausea, vomiting , diarrhea then the use of probiotics would help.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
So it will NOT hurt me to stop all antibiotics after taking one dose which was two 800/160 pills yesterday? I'm asking because people said one u start them don't stop. I just don't want to take them if I don't have to I was checked out at an urgen care was only seen for a couple min
likely ok but should let your doctor know about reaction
It is possible that it may not hurt not to use it since the mucus is clear and the fever is slight.
It would be best to let your doctor know about the antibiotics
The over the counter antihistamine, decongestant, cough suppressant meds would help relieve some of your symptoms
Please feel free to ask anything else
should be fine
No, it should not hurt you . If your symptoms do worsen then you would need to restart this one or an alternative
Your doctor should still know so he or she would know not to give you this medication again since it does not agree with you.
Let me know if anything else unclear
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