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
22
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
pain (17) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
anxious mood (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 (7) 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) (14 evaluations)
Side effects
burping diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
17
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision drowsiness 12 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (17) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness drowsy in a.m. 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog anxious mood 19 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness allergic reaction 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness feeling intoxicated
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea abdominal cramps 6 more
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
ejaculation delayed ejaculation difficult 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (7) 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 12
20s 94
30s 213
40s 298
50s 228
60s 158
70+ 35
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 201
20-29 years 105
30-39 years 84
40-49 years 40
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 234
Female 811

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 561
Not Diagnosed 42

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