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Sinusitus complication?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 23, 2007
  • 11:31 PM

Hi. I have been poorly for nearly 3 weeks now with sinus infection which was resistant to penicillan for 2 weeks and seems to be responding to doxycycline. I'm still feeling pretty rough and now keep having acute back and chest pain... I don't want to keep going back to the doctor! Any ideas? Bex

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  • go back to the doctor .back and chest pain could be serious. (or as americans say,"sirius".) bear in mind that it is not unusual for sinusitis to require several courses of antibiotic to fix.it does not necessarily mean that the organism was resistant to the first course this is common because the sinuses are so poorly vacularised,and they can contain a surprising mass of infected material.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 05:49 PM
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  • I am having a similar problem. I have had it since beginning of Dec. I am on my fifth different antibiotic and had a ct scan that showed infection in 6 sinuses. I also get a terrible cough from post nasal drip and actually bruised a rib. I start to feel a little better and then it gets worse again. First I took the z-pac, then augmentim, then levaquan. After the ct scan they put me on 20 days of augmentim and now I am on avelox. Do you have a bad cough? Maybe that could be causing the pain. I would call the doctor and let them decide if you need further testing. Good luck
    sheila 2 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 00:17 AM
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  • Again, please read my post under Sheila's Sinusitus/***l...often sinusitis is fungal in nature and taking an antibiotic will actually make things worse. Chest pain can also be a fungal infection and there are fungal types of pneumonia... My point is that antibiotics often help secondary bacterial infections in the sinus passages, but they don't touch and actually feed the underlying fungal problems...until you get a handle on the candida overload, you will continually have problems... I will never ever take an antibiotic for sinusitis again. There are alternatives out there to treat this and please research your options. Also, as I posted in Sheila's post, get a neti pot - this works wonders!!!DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 03:51 AM
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  • Thank you guys, I have been back to the doc and they are now testing for amongst other things TB! I'm very interested in the fungal aspect as it makes good sense.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 10:30 PM
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  • Thank you guys, I have been back to the doc and they are now testing for amongst other things TB! I'm very interested in the fungal aspect as it makes good sense.hey bex what did they find out? I too have had a bought with this sinus thing except i was hospitalized last week, my post nasal drip is blood and I am coughing it up. I cough about 1/4 - 1/2 C each time. they apparently have tested me 4 tb already and it came back neg. just waiting on the ENT DR. to let me know what to do next. hope all is well with you
    dairychic75 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you guys, I have been back to the doc and they are now testing for amongst other things TB! I'm very interested in the fungal aspect as it makes good sense. I don't recommend western antifungal meds as they often don't work and are hepatotoxic. So if your doc recommends diflucan or another antifungal med, research antifungal herbal options instead. IME herbs work better. oil of Oregano, garlic, goldenseal, colloidal silver, tea tree oil, pau d'arco, and others all have antifungal properties. Best wishesDOM
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