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SINUSITIS and Cephalexin

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SINUSITIS Symptoms and Causes

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of Sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute Sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic Sinusitis.

Symptoms of Sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Your health care professional diagnoses Sinusitis based on your symptoms and an examination of your nose and face. You may also need imaging tests. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants, and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays, and vaporizers can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Cephalexin Side Effects

Rash (54)
Pruritus (52)
Diarrhoea (49)
Urticaria (45)
Pain (43)
Vomiting (43)
Dyspnoea (40)
Nausea (40)
Dizziness (34)
Pyrexia (28)
Headache (28)
Abdominal Pain (27)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (26)
Abdominal Pain Upper (23)
International Normalised Ratio Increased (23)
Malaise (22)
Renal Failure Acute (20)
Fatigue (19)
Anaphylactic Reaction (18)
Anxiety (18)
Injury (16)
Rash Pruritic (15)
Chills (15)
Dehydration (14)
Blister (14)
Hypersensitivity (14)
Haemoglobin Decreased (14)
Pulmonary Embolism (14)
Oedema Peripheral (13)
Hypovolaemic Shock (13)
Arthralgia (13)
Angioedema (12)
Asthenia (12)
Gallbladder Disorder (12)
Muscle Spasms (12)
Depression (12)
Erythema (11)
Condition Aggravated (11)
Haematuria (11)
Skin Exfoliation (11)
Liver Function Test Abnormal (11)
Somnolence (11)
Myalgia (10)
Chest Pain (10)
Pain In Extremity (10)
Swelling Face (10)
Urinary Tract Infection (10)
Tremor (10)
Swelling (10)
Weight Decreased (9)

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Recent Reviews

After 5 doses - experienced extreme blood shot eyes and a tender head to the touch. Symptoms totally gone after a day&1/2. Wow, didn't see that in the small print.

After being put on this for Bladder Infection..I experience lip swelling about 3 days in. It was not terrible but uncomfortable. I had NO other signs of anything else. If you pulled up and down my lips you could also see some red. I stopped taking af

Also forgot to mention I was put on this bc I am allergic to Sulfa and it is in a lot of bladder infection antibiotics they usually prescribe. Also, there was a chance I could be pregnant so this is why this one was chosen.

Does cephalexin cause weight gain?

Head is in pain 2 day takeing it :(

How long after being started on cephalexin can urticaria occur?

I am currently on Cephalexin for a kidney infection. I have so far suffered from joint pain, headaches, unusual vaginal pain and itching, dizziness and discovered a sore throat this morning. I plan to finish my dose but it seems like I'm suffering wo

I gained 9 pounds in three weeks and has upper abdominal pain.

I had bloody stools after taking cephalexing for like 3 days, i called my doctor and was told to stop taking it for a weekm I started taking cephalexing due to and ear bacteria , they will change treatment after a week , i stopped having bloody stool

I have been taking Cephalexin 500mg for a week due to car wreck elbow injury. Prescribed for possible infection. I am somewhat constipated, and have gained 11 pounds... Is this normal, and will the weight gain go away wh

Does Rhinopront used in treating sinusitis? is it effective.

Elderly patient with IT and massive mastoid sinusitis being treated with vancomycin/cipro IV duo. Side effects???

I decided to treat it from the root and found out that a disfunctional adrenal gland or thyroid may cause the allergic reaction (allergic rhinitis and sinusitis). Docotors usually prescribe steroids and /or anti-histamines.. but really what they shou

I had a bad reaction to Bactrim in 1987-I still don't have my health back. Now I have asthma and sinusitis, chemical sensitivities and immune problems. Don't take this killer drug under ANY circumstances.

I had Rovamycine many times after dentist work, as I have mitral stenosis, (Valvotomy). Also I used it for my sinusitis, sore thoat (strep throat). I found especially good for my heart, as I cannot use penicillin at all (allergy)

I have been battling with some chronic sinusitis (Dr's still don't know if its bacterial or allergic) - so I was instructed to use Mucinex with Afrin at night. I took 2 small drops of Afrin in each nostirl, and 1 Mucinex D tablet and had a horrible r

I have been sick with allergies/asthma/sinusitis for over a week and when I took Mucinex DM I made sure to read the label carefully. My carton said to take 1 every 12 hours and no more than 2 in 24 hours. After taking the first pill it had no effect

I have sinusitis and I have lysomucil 600mg inthe house. Can i take this for my blocked sinuses, will it help? Thankyou

I started experiencing severe sinus headaches in the frontal sinus gland about 1 day after starting Restasis. I went to the doctor and they said it was sinusitis but none of the meds they gave me seemed to relieve the pain. My head is sore to the t

I started Lisinopril 40MG and Metoprolol 50MG almost two years ago. I have had chronic sinusitis for 30 years so when things starting getting bad I was not sure if it was the medication or my sinus problems because I could no longer take decongest

SINUSITIS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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