yes it is painful at about 4 or 5 on a scale from 1- 10. I have been on Leviquin , Augumentin, for about 4 or 5 days. I can't remember the name of the antibiotic that I finished on Christmas day. I also, received a shot of Roserim (SP)? and a pack of steroids. also, 3 days of Difulcan. My upper respitory inf. returned a couple days after Christmas and I have tried taking oregano casules the past week with only very little help from that. I have been told that I have an antibiotic resistant sinus inf. I also, have itching of my skin when especially when it gets really cold and sometimes when I get warm.