Doctors Lounge - Pulmonology AnswersBack to Pulmonology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/19/2017.
Forum Name: Asthma
Question: sinus infection + bronchial asthma
|detroiter - Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:39 pm||
I really didnt know where to post this, so here it goes. I have bronchial asthma that only acts up when I get sick. Tis the season for my allergies to kick in, and lo and behold I wind up with a sinus infection. Im an uninsured college kid, so I try whatever I can before handing over a weeks pay at the doctors office. My symtoms included a horrible cough that kept me up 2 nights in a row, a sore throat, congestion, and drainage. I tried gargling cayenne pepper-water for my sore throat, and drinking applecider vinegar. Fear of strep sent me to the doctor. He diagnosed me with a bacterial sinus infection, gave me enough free samples to ward it off and sent me on my way. Im taking 10 days of 750mg levaquin, staying on my albuterol, and 12 hr alegra. my sore throat is gone, my congestion is loosening up, but I have this feeling like there is a lump on the back of my tongue, or maybe in my throat. Is this normal? Was it the cayenne pepper? Should I continue the antibiotics? I tried to research it online and all I get is cancer and GERD referances. This has never happened before.
please clue me in-
21 yr old female
|Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:17 am||
Your description of symptoms does not indicate a typical relationship to a side effect of the antibiotic therapy. Finish the course of prescribed antibiotics and you may want to try warm salt water gargles for your throat symptoms. Best wishes!
Theresa Jones, RN
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.