Sinus Infections with Diabetes

By radman43235 Latest Reply 2011-02-19 22:25:23 -0600
Started 2011-02-18 10:02:32 -0600

I have had a sinus infection on the right side of my head for two months. I am currently on my third antibiotic and in the care of an ENT. I am concerned that the doctors are not taking my T2 diabetes into account during my treatment. I was on Ceftin for 10 days which almost cleared the problem up, but a few days after the antibiotics ran out the headaches and pain/stuffiness came back. Then I was put on Avelox for 14 days and it did little or nothing to my symptoms. Now two weeks later I am on Omnicef for 10 days. It seems to be knocking out the symptoms, but I am afraid that in a couple weeks after the drugs run out I will be in the same situation with pain and terrible headaches. Anyone out there with similar experience or advice?

9 replies

tabby9146 2011-02-19 22:25:23 -0600 Report

glad your symptoms have improved. I hope something will knock it out soon. I know how you feel. I have chronic sinusitus my allergy doc said years ago. I suffered for many years with several sinus infections per year, started with one, then two then three each year, until I finally went to the ENT. I hope you don't go down that road. He put me on a regimen on a prescription nasal spray and Claritin, worked well for a few years, now he has me on Zyrtec in the morning, Singulair at night, works great for me, have not had an infection in about two years. Sorry about those headaches, I never had them too bad, sometimes I had them sometimes not, sometimes fever but usually no fever. My main thing was all the congestion, just a yucky sick feeling, did not want to do anything, and awful sore throat, sometimes coughing a lot. I hope they are taking your diabetes seriously. He asked me if I wanted a shot once, after I was diagnosed, told me it would raise my BS, I said no thanks.

petals 2011-02-19 10:59:55 -0600 Report

I had a sinus infection and bronhitis for almost 4 months. Antibiotics one after the other. Finally, they added a nasal spray and saline spray and use a humidfier daily. That helped clear everything up. For the hadaches advil.

WendyFR 2011-02-19 14:10:51 -0600 Report

Yes the nasal spray does help with the sinus infection, also for the headaches regular ibuprofan helps as well. I use the generic brand.

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squog master 2011-02-19 04:12:29 -0600 Report

I recently had a sinus infection also. Beside giving me a Z pack my doc told me to use saline nasal spray. Two sprays each nostril, every couple hours.

Guardianstone 2011-02-19 00:37:08 -0600 Report

I haven't found anything that works with the meds I'm on and the penicillin allergy. Now I take benadryl and aspirin. They help with the pain, but not the infections.
Best of luck finding a cure. Be very careful the antibiotic will kill off all the good as well as bad stuff.
Guardian stone

realsis77 2011-02-18 10:50:22 -0600 Report

Sinus infections can be extremely painful. Watch to make sure the pain isn't causing your numbers to rise because pain can and will do that! I wish I had better advice on the infection but I'm sorry I don't. I wish you the verry best and I hope you heal soon!

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