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Old 03-17-2007, 07:04 AM   #1
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hey guys, been battling a sinus infecttion for a couple weeks now..basicly what im lookin for is any information on which antibiotics would be most effective at helpin me out, ice tried amoxicillian, keflex n one or two other ones a couple of times, problem is i have no insurance, so i would like to find one that is not UNGODLY expensive, my friend who was a nurse suggested one to me but i cannot think of the name of it... cyclo somethin or other, if anyone has any input or can help, that would be awesome, thnx
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When it comes to your health, no cost is too much!! I would get to the doctors and get the correct medication for your sinus infection. If anything, pay off the bill a little at a time.

Also, how are you getting scripts written without a doctor??
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How long are you taking these for? You usually need to take an antibiotic for about 10 days, or else the infection will come back. Also, if you don't take a full dose all the time, the viruses or bacteria (whatever infection you could have) will adapt and mutate making the medicine useless. If it'* a virus you'll just have to wait it out.

I had a bad tonsil infection last December and I took Augmentin, which is a very powerful drug.
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She was likely suggesting tetracycline. At high doses, it can really knock things out. It can also cause stomach problems as it has to be taken on an empty stomach. Have you seen a doctor for this? That'* the best course of action.
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To get rid of the sinus infection you usually don't use antibiotics... But if you still have some of them use them...

Now you want your head( sinus passages to drain ) Get all of that nasty yellow stuff out of there.. Takes several days... Usually you'd take a Nasal decongestant to help it along.. Sinus infections are a B**** ... I live with them all of the time... Florida has too much for Pollen and the like year round..

I gave up on going to the Doc for the Sinus infections, there isn't a lot they can really do... Sometimes they can give you a cocktail cough syrup that can help with a cough, and decongest the nasal passages...

If this does not get better than I'd tell you to go ahead and go to the doctor...

How long has this been going on?

Edit .... 2 weeks... Thats long enough... You might want to take a trip to the Doc

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There'* typically two types of sinus infections. The bacterial ones will clear up with meds. The viral ones are taken care of quite well with what Don said above.

A product called Ocean or saline nasal spray works wonders to get the junk out of there.

I have chronic sinus problems, so I'm used to dealing with this stuff.

But yea, go see a doc.
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