Suggest treatment for sinus infection
My question is, should I just increase the dosage on my current antibiotic to what it should have been, or go to urgent care and see what they say? I'm on ciprofloxacin 500mg, twice a day. (Or so I now know it's twice a day!) I hope I didn't totally mess myself up by doing the antibiotics incorrectly for the first two days.
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Restart your antibiotic at twice a day
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You have what sounds like a sinus infection. You have been prescribed cipro but instead of taking it the prescribed twice daily your only did it once daily. now your symptoms are worse and this is because of inadequate dosing and the natural progression of the disease. I would recommend restarting your medication twice daily. I would also recommend getting additional nasal decongestants like pseudoephedrine. The decongestant will help open your sinus passages and also allow for better drug levels of the antibiotics to fight the infection.
Even if you had taken the Cipro as directed at the start your infection would have probably worsened for 1-2 days because the antibiotic needs to build up blood levels to fully work. So don't worry you will get better soon
1. Restart your Cipro at the appropriate doses
2. Add a decongestant to help reduce congestion and speed healing
I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again if you have any additional questions or comments.
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