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Sinus Infection
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Sinus Infection

I have had a sinus infection for a long time and have recently gone thru a dozen antibotic (antibiotic) regimens and surgery without relief.
Could this be a fungus such as a yeast infection contracted via oral sex?
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Sinus infections can be difficult to treat.  You may need to take an antibiotic for 2 weeks or longer since sinus infections respond slowly.  It is possible for fungi to cause sinus infections.  However it is much more likely for bacteria to cause sinus infections.  Whether the sinus infection is due to bacteria or fungi, the source of the germ is not always known.

Some people are able to control their sinus symptoms and lessen infections with daily nasal washes followed by the use of a prescription nasal steroid spray.  Please check with your doctor to see if you would benefit from this daily treatment.

Please read our Sinusitis MedFact at http://www.nationaljewish.org/medfacts/sinus.html for further information about treating sinus infections.  Please read our Nasal Wash Treatment MedFact at http://www.nationaljewish.org/medfacts/nasal.html to learn how to do a nasal wash.
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