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Suggest treatment for sinus infection

I have allergies that I think now has turned into a sinus infection or throat infection. I cough all night from drainage and am running a little under 100 degrees fever which indicates an infection. I keep coughing up thick mucus some of which is green or thick white. I probably need an antibiotic but am allergic to penicillin. I cannot get in to see my doctor til Thursday afternoon and have been this way since last Thursday. Thanks for any suggestions. Do you prescribe antibiotics for infections? Linda
Thu, 11 Jun 2015
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern.

Thanks for your query . The symptoms you mention in query are pointing towards condition called sinusitis (as you mention in query). Further geen mucus is indication of bacterial infection .

I would suggest you to take steam 2-3 times a day to relieve congestion, drink plenty of fluid , give hot compresses to face ,do warm saline gargles and if you are allergic to penicillin then you can opt for amoxicillin (under expert advice) .

You can also take ibuprofen (if not allergic) or acetaminophen for pain and swelling. For allergy take over the counter antihistamine drug like benadryl.

Consult ENT specialist (ear, nose ,throat) for proper examination and treatment . Doctor may order blood test or X-ray. He/ she may prescribe antibiotics course nasal corticosteroids , antihistamines and decongestant (oxymetazolin).

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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