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What medicine should I take for persistent chills and high temperatures with sinusitis ?

Hello, I ve had temp/ skin hot to touch and chills for last 4 weeks. Recently worsened to include sinus infection for which i and was prescribed antibiotics , 2 types, taken in 2x 1week courses (inc doxycycline ). Sinusitis now on mend but chills/temp still persisiting, any advice? I have a very active lifestyle and regularly train for/compete in traithlons, however, this is my 3rd sinus infection in 6 months. (35 y.o. female, 5ft 4, 114lb). Any advice much appreciated.
Thu, 5 Jan 2012
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Hi,thanks for query.You should go for X ray pns.persistent sinusitis at time needs sinus wash or some minor procedure to drain blocked sinus if any.please consult an ent surgeon and get proper evaluation and treatment.Also go for complete blood count to rule out malaria.bye.
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