Amoxicillin didn’t work?

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I was prescribed antibiotics for what my doctor said was 'sinus issues'. I finished my course and there was no improvement. I still have on going symptoms which are a blocked and inflamed nose (it alternates between which side is blocked), post nasal drip, on and off sore throat and occasional tiredness and fuzzy head. Can anyone help with what this could be etc?


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    Hi Paige,

    Sorry to hear that the antibiotics didn't work for you though it is worth mentioning that this is not uncommon. Some sinus issues are caused by a virus and not bacteria and in these cases antibiotics will not work. I too suffer from sinus problems and antibiotics have not always worked for me in clearing the symptoms. Have you tried steam inhalation or a nasal spray to help open up your nasal passages? This often provides me with some relief. It may be worth asking your GP for a prescription nasal spray as this may help you. It is also worth highlighting that your problems may be due to allergies, also worth exploring with your GP perhaps?

    Hope you soon feel better.


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    coming from someone who has had 4 sinus surgeries for nasal polyps i highly recommend u get a referral from your doctor to a ear nose throat doctor that can do a scan of your head to determine if you have nasal polyps, from the sounds of it id say you possibly do. better safe than sorry. trust me when i say that the symptoms will only get worse. i would get severe sinus migraines and my head would feel all lopsided. polyps are horrible but the surgery is easy and outpatient. best of luck to you!

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