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Antibiotics for Sinus Infections

AntibioticsAntibiotics are an excellent remedy for sinus infections. However, only bacterial infections of the sinus cavities need to be treated with antibiotics. Do not take antibiotics for a sinus infection caused by a virus. Because most of sinus infections are caused by bacteria, most commonly, doctors prescribe antibiotics to their patients. The kind of antibiotic to be used to treat a particular sinus infection depends so much on the kind of bacteria that has invaded the patient.

Individuals with strong immune systems are less likely to have bacteria infections than individuals with compromised immune systems. If your immune system is weak, your body will be unable to fight the bacterial infection and you will be subjected to the use of antibiotics. There are several classes’ of antibiotics for sinus infections like penicillin, cephalosporin, macrolide, fluoroquinolones and amoxicillin among others. If you have a doctors prescription of antibiotics you must make sure you take the full dose and at the correct timing.

How to Save Money on Medical and Medication Costs

Health Care, Medication
With the increase in sedentary life-style, the diseases have become more awesome and rampant. There are diseases which were unheard of some time back but are now a common term. The increase in the cost of medicines and decrease in the pay-packets have created a major panic among the regular drug users for chronic illnesses. But one can save money on medical and medication through the following methods:

Ask your physician to prescribe generic medicines rather than brand specific.

Choose a health plan that suits your requirement and covers all the facets of your health.

Find out if the medicine prescribed to you comes in higher doses or not. If it is available in higher dose, it will be priced same as the lower dose tablets. You can take the higher dose and spit the medicine.

Check different stores for better deals on the medicines.

Make amends in your lifestyle to consume fewer medicines. If you lead an active life, ailments like cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart diseases can be avoided.