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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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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
18
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Bactrim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Treatment name(s)

(Ceftin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (1)
1 more

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) (13 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea candida (fungal) infection 2 more
Total evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive dry mouth 4 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation cognitive confusion 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
increased appetite weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness drowsy in morning 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (5 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea abdominal cramps 5 more
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Ceftin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus infection (sinusitis) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
breathing difficulty chest pain 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (1)
1 more
  • 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 8
20s 92
30s 227
40s 322
50s 293
60s 202
70+ 57

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 265
Female 943

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