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Sinus infection, do I need to take a Z-pak?

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Old 10-11-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Sinus infection, do I need to take a Z-pak?

I have HORRID allergies year around so I'm prone to the sneezing and congestion alot. I hate taking meds (fear) so I suffer, stupid I know . For all I know is I could have had tons of sinus infections and have never taken a antibiotic. I went to my dr. yesterday and they told me to take a Z-Pak they gave me. Could these symptoms just be allergies and not an infection.....

Head pressure
Pain behind eyes
Thick congestion, was green and now is clear
Upset stomach from PND
Lightheadedness off and on

Allergies are thick in my family and my father has never taken a med for his sinus infections so I got to reading about it and it says most of the time antibiotics arent needed??

I also was given Flonase and Claritan to take.

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Old 10-11-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Sinus infection, do I need to take a Z-pak?

Listen to your doctor and take the Z-pak. (and the rest of the medicine he gave you.) It definitely sounds like a sinus infection to me. But more importantly, doctors can tell during the exam the difference between an infection and allergies based on the swelling and color of your nasal tissues. Doctors are more conservative about prescribng antibiotics these days, so if they think you need it, then you most likey do.

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