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
11
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Ceftin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (5) 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) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea candida (fungal) infection 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive dry mouth 4 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (10)
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)

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

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

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation cognitive confusion 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
breathing difficulty chest pain 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
depressed mood (5) 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?

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

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 89
30s 218
40s 323
50s 307
60s 223
70+ 65

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 278
Female 963

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