Bacterial Sinus Infection After Starting Antibiotics For Another Reason

4 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Cali Says:

i was recently prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for an infected burn. on the second day, i woke up with a really sore throat. by night, i had a fever, and the next morning, i had a sinus infection--which i used to get chronically from about 11 years ago, up until 4 years ago, in which time ive only had one. a day later i had a productive cough, semi bad but nowhere near as bad as the bronchitus the sinus infections would, after months, eventually turn into.
those infectionswere clearly bacterial as whenever I did end up taking antibiotics, they always ended within a few days. I tried to ride them through to defer antibiotic resistance and such, and i cant rememeber if i ever did, because they WOULDNT go away. regardless, i went back to the dr this time after getting sick and they wanted me to keep on the antibiotics--he seemed to think it was coincidental, and said if i still had the infection at the end of the coruse (which i am approaching) i should come back in for another course of them; it is definitely not gettnig better as of now, and to me it seems like maybethe bacteria which cause the sinus infections in me are immune/somewhat immune to this antibiotic as they were present through previous courses and have now been allowed to become a majority/'run unopposed'. he prescribed predinizone, and i initially attempted to nasal irrigation, to no avail.

Showing Replies 1 - 4 of 4 RSS Feed

of 1    
Verwon Says:

Hello, Cali! How are you?

Your doctor is most likely right and it was just coincidental, but that doesn't necessarily mean this was the correct antibiotic to eradicate that bacteria, so you may need to take another course of a different one. However, I don't think another course of the same one would be the best choice, but I am not a doctor.

Is there anything else I can help with?

Was this helpful?     0     0  
misty Says:
via mobile

What is the antibiotic typically used most in thx for a sinus infection?

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Verwon Says:

There is no one specific antibiotic that's used. It depends on the type of infection, as well as its severity.

One person might do well with something such as Augmentin, but another person might need Bactrim.

Are there any other questions or concerns?

Typical antibiotic side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash, headache and diarrhea.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Andrew Says:
via mobile

I've experienced the same side affects, while taking antibiotics (bactrim). After a day of the antibiotic regiment, I experienced pain in my sinuses and throat. My personal experiences point to the thought that this is not likely to be coincidental. This has happened several times, over the course of several antibiotic treatments (with different antibiotics). I've read other people's testimony, that point to a similar experience.

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Antibiotics For Infection Cefdinir 300mg
can u take cefdinir 300mg for a absessed tooth ## Cefdinir is a Cephalosporin class antibiotic that's used to treat ... 4 replies
antibiotics for infection
Having surgery in 10 days on my shoulder , i am on amoxil but will be finished course in 4 days time will my surgery sti... 2 replies
Antibiotics For ear infections
Do doxytet work in curing ear infections if not wat can I get? ## Oral antibiotics can work, but they are generally not ... 1 reply
antibiotics for tooth infection pain?
I have been prescribed antibiotics for tooth infections before having dental work and pain went away. I'm allergic t... 5 replies
Antibiotics For Tooth Infection
I have an antibiodic for tmp and I have a bad tooth which causes the roof of my mouth and gum to swell with infection it... 3 replies
Antibiotics For A Tooth Infection
I was just wondering if i can use cephalexin or keflex for my tooth infection? ## Cephalexin is an antibiotic that is us... 6 replies
would antibiotics for a kidney infection work for a bad skin burn
I got hot wax spilled on me from one of those wax burners that you plug in and makes your house smell amazing. Well it h... 1 reply
What antibiotics work best for a tooth infection
I have the following antibiotics that I can take to help me until I can get to my dental appointment, but my dental appo... 1 reply
Broad spectrum antibiotics for infection
Need to find broad spectrum antibiotics ASAP, or at least to know which kind is the best? Live in Houston TX. Infection ... 1 reply
how much antibiotics do i take for for gum infection
I've got an infection in my gum near where my wisdom teeth is growing and its very painful the dentist gave me amoxi... 1 reply

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Show Verification Text

with the privacy policy (20210315).

This form will be submitted securely
Privacy policy cookies information


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 9 March 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2021 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA