I have another painful sinus infection! I always get them in the same place once a year. Anywho being 21 weeks pregnant I am not sure if I want to take antibiotics or not.
I have been doing saline rinses the past 2 days and it hasn't gotten worse, but hasn't gotten better. I got some antibiotics today from the drs for incase it doesn't clear up on it's own, but she told me to start taking them as my mucous is yellowy green. I really HATE taking things when pregnant so not sure if I should start taking them or give it a few days to see if it improves with the rinses?
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26-08-2013 10:39 #1
Sinus infection - to take antibiotics or not?
26-08-2013 11:13 #2Senior Member
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I just went to the doc for the same thing today. It started to get painful on Friday then yesterday and today my cheekbone and teeth on one side are sore. I got a script but my doc said to wait a few days and only take them if it gets worse. I am in so much pain and Panadol really isn't helping so I am tempted to start taking them now. I've been doing the sinus flush since Friday and it doesn't seem to be clearing up
26-08-2013 11:17 #3
I would probably take them. (Not suggesting you should but it is what i would do). I guess i think of it as the sooner my body gets over the infection the sooner it can put its full attention on bubs again. I dont like feeling uncomfortable and sick so if the DR tells me it is safe (I have been with my DR for many years and trust her) i would take them,
Not sure if my way of thinking makes sense or not.
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26-08-2013 12:35 #4
I get sinus infections a lot and had to take two courses of antibiotics at different times during pregnancy. My doctor checked each time to make sure it was safe to take I think he ended up prescribing amoxyl or keflex can't remember which and it cleared it right up. I would check with my doctor and make sure they research before prescribing then again ask at chemist. Me personally I'm glad I took them as it got rid of it and rather clear it up than get sicker.
26-08-2013 14:21 #5
My script is for keflex. I think I'll wait a few days and if there is no improvement ill fill the script.
26-08-2013 14:35 #6Senior Member
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I had a terrible sinus infection my last pregnancy that needed 2 courses of Keflex to clear. There was no way it was going to go of its own accord.
26-08-2013 14:40 #7
Hope you feel better soon!
26-08-2013 14:44 #8
I know you feel I don't like talking anything either in siting here with a pounding headache but a sinus infection isn't likely to go away on its own....
If it were me I'd take them. Sinus infections are painful!
26-08-2013 14:44 #9-
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I just want to warn people of the possible side effects of antibiotics. I got so sick with hallucinations and suicidal ideology. As well as heart palpitations and vomiting and the runs. I would just deal with an infection naturally next time.
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26-08-2013 14:56 #10
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