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When do you need antibiotics for sinus problems?

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You should get them if you have severe sinusitis. You might also need them if you have diabetes, a serious heart or lung disease, or another condition that makes it hard for you to fight off infection.

You'll probably take them for 10 to 14 days. Amoxicillin is usually the first choice if you aren't allergic to penicillin.

SOURCES: Williamson, I.G. , Dec. 5, 2007. Lindbaek, M. , Dec. 5, 2007. MedlinePlus: "Allergy."  MedlinePlus: "Sinusitis." Slavin, R. Dec. 2005. Todd Kingdom, MD, director of rhinology and sinus surgery, National Jewish Health, and associate professor of otolaryngology, University of Colorado, Denver. Jordan S. Josephson, MD, ear-nose-throat specialist, Manhattan, staff physician, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, and author of Sinus Relief Now (Penguin, 2006). Russell B. Leftwich, MD, Nashville, Tenn., allergist and spokesperson, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Richard F. Lavi, MD, allergist, Beachwood, Ohio, and member, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.








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SOURCES: Williamson, I.G. , Dec. 5, 2007. Lindbaek, M. , Dec. 5, 2007. MedlinePlus: "Allergy."  MedlinePlus: "Sinusitis." Slavin, R. Dec. 2005. Todd Kingdom, MD, director of rhinology and sinus surgery, National Jewish Health, and associate professor of otolaryngology, University of Colorado, Denver. Jordan S. Josephson, MD, ear-nose-throat specialist, Manhattan, staff physician, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, and author of Sinus Relief Now (Penguin, 2006). Russell B. Leftwich, MD, Nashville, Tenn., allergist and spokesperson, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Richard F. Lavi, MD, allergist, Beachwood, Ohio, and member, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.








Journal of the American Medical AssociationJournal of the American Medical AssociationJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology,

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 12, 2017

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