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Suggest treatment for sinus infection

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: I have a terrible sinus infection. How can I get rid of it?
I have a prescription for doxyclycine but it says discard after 9/23/2014. Is it stil good?
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Answered by Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
seems to be acute stage of sinusitis.

Detailed Answer:


Hi,

I had gone through your question and understand your concerns that you are having sinus infection. I would like to ask you few more details.


Is there any head-ache or fever ?
Is there any post nasal drip (sinus secretions trickle back into throat) ?

Kindly get back to be with the details.


Based on your clinical details, it appears to acute sinusitis.

Doxycycline, do work in acute sinusitis. but, I prefer simple cap.amoxicillin (in view of side effects and drug interactions) 500mg thrice daily (need medical prescription).

With that, do steam inhalations, do drain sinus secretions from sinus openings, start over the counter nasal decongestant drops (afrin-xylometazoline) 3drops/3times and tab.tylenol 500mg twice daily for head-ache and tab.citrizine 10mg at bed time for relieving running nose.

Hope this answers your question, if you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (12 hours later)
No fever. Yes headache(sinus) Nose is running not post nasal. Can you provide prescriptions?
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Answered by Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
needs antibiotics.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Kindly follow the instructions what, I have already mentioned. Regular steam inhalation and over counter nasal decongestant drops helps to a great extent. However an antibiotics use is necessary. I suggest use of amoxicillin 500mg three times a day for 3-5 days.

I do not think, online prescriptions are valid. And by law, I cannot send a prescription without physical examination.

Hope, I have answered your query.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (7 hours later)
What is the difference between a sinus infection, a cold, and a virus?
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Answered by Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
difference

Detailed Answer:


Hello again,

Answers for your queries.

1. Cold- rhinitis is a symptoms. It can mean running nose, sneezes or nasal obstruction.

2. Virus is a infective agent. It can cause infection of any part of the body. With respect to nose, nasal viral infection can present with cold episode, with myalgia (muscular pain), fever, joint pain, throat pain or congestion, with or with out rashes.

3. Sinusitis refers to inflammation of sinus cavity. It classically presents with nasal congestion, head heaviness, nasal obstruction, head-ache with fever.

Hope, I have answered your query.

All the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Brief Answer: seems to be acute stage of sinusitis. Detailed Answer: Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns that you are having sinus infection. I would like to ask you few more details. Is there any head-ache or fever ? Is there any post nasal drip (sinus secretions trickle back into throat) ? Kindly get back to be with the details. Based on your clinical details, it appears to acute sinusitis. Doxycycline, do work in acute sinusitis. but, I prefer simple cap.amoxicillin (in view of side effects and drug interactions) 500mg thrice daily (need medical prescription). With that, do steam inhalations, do drain sinus secretions from sinus openings, start over the counter nasal decongestant drops (afrin-xylometazoline) 3drops/3times and tab.tylenol 500mg twice daily for head-ache and tab.citrizine 10mg at bed time for relieving running nose. Hope this answers your question, if you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions. Wishing you good health.