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 for sinus infection (sinusitis)

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

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
175
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
262
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
122
Treatment name(s)

(Ceftin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
Treatment name(s)

(Penicillin VK)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
121
Treatment name(s)

(Ery-Tab)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
111

Data from patients with sinus infection (sinusitis), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea candida (fungal) infection 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (5 evaluations)
Side effects
increased appetite sensitivity to medications 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Ceftin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
allergic reaction
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Penicillin VK)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ery-Tab)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with sinus infection (sinusitis), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has sinus infection (sinusitis) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 320 say sinus infection (sinusitis) is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 85
30s 210
40s 330
50s 311
60s 239
70+ 68

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 288
Female 975

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