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I had a sinus infection last week. I went to the doctor and

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I had a sinus infection last week. I went to the doctor and he prescribed amoxicillin. I took it for 5 days and I felt better. I discontinued use and did not finis the rest of the pills. Then I heard that it could be harmful to discontinue use of antibiotics. I still feel slight sinus pressure, so should I resume use or just forget about it?
mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

5 days amoxicillin course is adequate and should not cause bacterial resistance.

mysticdoc :

Slight sinus pressure can be from the inflammation.

mysticdoc :

The infection is gone.

mysticdoc :

Decongestants like sudafed should help.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Hello,
mysticdoc : Thanks for your question.
mysticdoc : 5 days amoxicillin course is adequate and should not cause bacterial resistance.
mysticdoc : Slight sinus pressure can be from the inflammation.
mysticdoc : The infection is gone.
mysticdoc : Decongestants like sudafed should help.
mysticdoc : Best wishes,
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