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I got prescribed amoxicillin as a pre-emotive prescription

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Hi there I got prescribed amoxicillin as a pre-emotive prescription for a chest infection however I did not begin to take it as the cough did not worsen and it appears I now I have a sinus infection will this antibiotic help
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I don’t take any daily and no allergies
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  RK replied 7 months ago.


Thanks for posting your query.

I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

I went through your post regarding amoxicillin.

It looks like you have developed acute sinusitis.

You can take the amoxicillin which you have. It is effective in resolving it.

If you have nasal stuffiness also, you do the following in addition to taking amoxicillin-

1. Steam inhalation

2. Instill nasal saline drops in to your nostrils

3. Take Tylenol if you have headache and fever due to sinusitis.

Let me know if you have anymore questions.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
i forgot to mention that my ear has also clogged up a bit would the antibiotic help with that and is that a symptom of sinusitis ?
Expert:  RK replied 7 months ago.
Clogging of ear is seen in sinusitis and also in acute otitis media.
You can take amoxicillin and also follow the other advice I have given.
For complete relief from ear issue you also have to take Sudafed.
Let me know if you have anymore questions.
Expert:  RK replied 7 months ago.
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