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How Does An Intravenous Antibiotic Fight Off Sinusitis? - Dr. Weeks (VIDEO)

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Dr. Weeks explains how intravenous antibiotics serve as a treatment for sinusitis.

Dr. Weeks:
When we talk about therapies for sinusitis, we typically try to use oral antibiotics or pills for the initial infections. However, sometimes infections become so intense or so severe that intravenous antibiotics are required. When that’s the case, patients either have to be admitted to the hospital for intravenous therapy or they have to have a special catheter placed in their vein that will allow them to be given intravenous antibiotics at home.

This is usually only done in cases where the sinusitis is so severe that the patient is either in intractable pain or they are at risk of developing one of the severe complications related to sinusitis.

About Dr. Weeks, M.D.:
Dr. Brian Weeks specializes in diseases of the ear, nose, throat, as well as tumors of the head and neck region, including thyroid, parathyroid, and skull base tumors. He has advanced specialty training in endoscopic sinus surgery, and is a national/international leader in balloon sinuplasty surgery. Additionally, Dr. Weeks has expertise in minimally invasive surgeries of the head and neck, as well as head and neck reconstruction. His role in reconstruction of the head and neck includes management of skin cancers, facial defects and blemishes, and cosmetic imperfections. He also provides extensive knowledge in skin care, facial peels, and facial care products.


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