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What are the best antibiotics for a sinus infection?

Antibiotics for sinus infection is a medication generally prescribed to treat various kinds of sinus bacterial infections. To determine which type of antibiotic for sinus infection to prescribe for you, the doctor will take your blood test and also a swab of the inside of your nasal passages. Sinus discharge liquid contains bacteria causing your sinus infection, and the lab at your doctor’s office will test its resistance to various available antibiotic treatments to determine the best one for your type of sinus infection.
Amoxicillin and Klacid are two classical types of antibiotics for sinus infection treatment and are commonly prescribed. If the doctor determines that your sinus infection is fungal in nature, he might prescribe for you Diflucan to clear up your fungal sinusitis. It’s a very rare type of sinusitis caused by foreign fungal substances found in your surrounding areas, like damp areas in your home, office or other places you frequently visit. Along with antibiotics for sinus infection your doctor might prescribe for you decongestants like Sudafed or Demetapp to improve sinus drainage flow and to speed up your recovery. If your sinusitis is allergenic in nature, you might need an antihistamine to help you with your allergies like Claritin or Benadryl.

Antibiotics For Sinus Infection

After undergoing your antibiotic sinusitis treatment you will notice significant of your sinus headache and improved sinus drainage.

Care should be taken to take antibiotic only as the last resort if the sinusitis does not clear itself up over a week’s course or gets worse, as antibiotics also kill ‘good bacteria’ in our bodies along with the bad ones reducing our body’s immunity and increasing susceptibility to infections.

The information provided in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and should only be used for educational purposes.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

One Response to “What are the best antibiotics for a sinus infection?”

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    Erin Says:
    I seem to post this exact same answer all the time ... but I believe it's good advice! Keeping the nasal passages clear can go a loooong way toward helping w/ any ENT issues. Neti pot is the place to start, IMHO. Chronic sinusitis can be a different story. However it is another case where “options” become key and many are turning to newer less invasive alternatives like balloon sinuplasty. Take care.