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Have acute sinus infection and my teeth are very sore - have been on antibiotic for 12 days - when will it get better?

By July 12, 2008 - 3:56pm
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Hi - I see that you've already gotten a lot of good advice. You might want to try Chinese Medicine as it is great at treating sinus infection and tooth pain. To find an acupuncturist in your area you could try the website www.acufinder.com .

I hope you feel better soon

July 15, 2008 - 2:35pm

I wanted to add one more idea...

Get Extra Sleep!

Your body is fighting an infection, and needs extra energy that only can be replenished by getting extra rest.

I wish I had listened to my body better, and slept more (I could have been in bed a few hours earlier; the dishes would have waited for me until the morning), as my infection did not go away quickly.

Get sleep and rest when you can; it will help you recover quicker!

July 13, 2008 - 6:38am


I have had quite a few upper (and lower) respiratory infections in the last few months, one of them being acute sinusitis. Here is what helped me get through it:

1. Mucinex (or generic version) is an OTC drug that helps to thin mucous. I stayed away from the Mucinex-D (D is for decongestant, I think) because that "ingredient" gives me the jitters.

2. Humidifier helped me while sleeping.

3. I stood in the shower while the water was as hot as I could stand; the steam helped me breathe. You can recreate this in your bathroom or over hot water in the sink and breathe in the steam.

4. Drink LOTS of water, as increased fluids also helps to thin mucous

5. OTC pain relievers (ibuprofen works best for me)

6. I have heard about this, and people actually use them: sinus irrigation/nasal wash (just uses a saline solution, I think) is available at the pharmacy. Ask your pharmacist or doctor...I think they are supposed to work well and are a great "non-drug" alternative!

I hope you feel better, soon!

July 13, 2008 - 6:32am
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