Sinus infections that have graduated to the chronic stage deserve the honor of being treated with the right type of antibiotic.
Sinus problems may be caused by a number of different factors which include environmental and food allergies (allergic sinusitis), chronic sinus infection, and chronic colds. This problem is further aggravated if the sinuses get plugged trapping mucus inside which serve as breeding grounds for harmful microorganisms like bacteria.
The usual symptoms of acute sinusitis are nasal congestion, green nasal phlegm, facial/dental pain, eye pain, headache, and a cough at night. Some may also complain of fever, feeling ill, bad breath and a sore throat.
There abound a great may antibiotics designed for every illness known to man. With this multitude, you may sometimes get the wrong type and this may cause your infection grow from chronic to more chronic or chronicer if there is such a word.
Sinus infections have different causes and determining this cause may not be that easy but it is required for the physician to prescribe the right kind of antibiotic. If you have been given an antibiotic and your sinusitis has not responded to it, then you might have been given the wrong antibiotic. You may choose to ask another doctors opinion or try another kind of treatment.
A danger in taking the wrong antibiotic is developing resistance to this medicine. Antibiotic resistance has grown to be a major health threat making it very important to be accurately diagnosed by a competent doctor. It may sometimes be difficult for physicians to give the best prescription for your condition so it would be best to give them all the help they can get. You have much at stake and giving Doc all he needs to know will improve chances of you being given the right antibiotic.