Sinus infection (sinusitis)

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What is sinus infection (sinusitis)?

Sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages as a result of infection with bacterial, fungal, or viral pathogens.

Common symptoms reported by people with sinus infection (sinusitis)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with sinus infection (sinusitis)

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
anxious mood (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (8) depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ceftin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8

Data from patients with sinus infection (sinusitis), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with sinus infection (sinusitis)

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (15 evaluations)
Side effects
burping candida (fungal) infection 4 more
Total evaluations
18
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (5 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision brain fog 10 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pain (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood brain fog 18 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness drowsy in a.m. 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness feeling intoxicated
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness allergic reaction 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps candida (fungal) infection 7 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
ejaculation delayed ejaculation difficult 6 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
anxious mood (8) depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ceftin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction diarrhea 1 more
Total evaluations
3
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with sinus infection (sinusitis), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has sinus infection (sinusitis) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 102
30s 202
40s 291
50s 227
60s 146
70+ 32
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 202
20-29 years 105
30-39 years 84
40-49 years 40
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 529
Not Diagnosed 41

These charts show data from sinus infection (sinusitis) patients who have completed their condition history
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