having myself a pity party! sick and antibiotics dont seem to be working.sic

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1218 posts
Bumble bee

Well I have been sick now for 4 weeks, had a sinus infection for two weeks of it (no antibiotics) and am still a bit stuffy and still have a cough and a bit of a sore throat. I am almost better but it has been a long haul, apparently the resent cold going around has been a tough one for everyone. It is normal for a sinus infection to take 3 to 4 weeks to clear up even when on antibiotics, you can’t rush these things your body will heal with time.

Oh I should add that using a Neti Pot or other nasal irrigation system is very helpful!



Post # 4
304 posts
Helper bee

Sinus infections are often viral (although they can turn bacterial.) Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics. 

Did you have a positive strep test? If so, then perhaps you weren’t given a strong enough antibiotic? Viral tonsilitus presents with similar symptoms to strep and will not respond to antibiotics. 

It could be that you are being treated for a bacterial infection when you just have a viral infection that will run its course in 7-10 days. 

Sorry! That’s a bummer! 

Post # 5
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Interesting your fever is higher today than yesterday…  Or maybe that’s yesterday than Wednesday. How is it today? Fresh pineapple is a miracle worker for sore throats 

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