You may be prescribed antibiotics when there is a confirmed diagnosis of a bacterial infection manifesting as acute, recurrent, or chronic sinusitis or rhinitis. Typically, patients who complain of yellow, green, or brown nasal discharge or postnasal drip have a bacterial infection.
First and foremost: Take all of the antibiotics as directed. Do not skip
any doses as this can lead to resistant bacteria, as well as recurring symptoms. Even though you will probably begin to feel better within the first few days of taking an antibiotic, the treatment of a bacterial infection causing chronic sinusitis or rhinosinusitis requires a minimum of 3-8 weeks of antibiotics. You are not doing yourself any favors by saving half the prescription for the next bacterial infection.
In the past, physicians recommended that their patients with chronic sinusitis and/or allergies move to another part of the country, where the climate was different, thinking that
A balanced diet high in protein, fruits, and vegetables is very important tor patients suffering from CAID. For patients who get frequent infections, I recommend supplementing thei
In the 12th century, the physician Moses Maimonides first prescribed chicken soup as a cold and asthma remedy. People have experienced the same tried-and-true results over the cent
Throat sprays are appropriate when you are experiencing a sore throat caused by postnasal drip or during an acute flare-up of a chronic infection. Some products may contain an anti
Nasal emollients and gels allow mucus to glide over dry ciliated hair cells so that it can move through the sinuses with ease. These are useful for soothing your dry nasal membrane
People who take monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, glaucoma, prostate enlargement, or allergy to these agents should avoid de