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Ok I've been taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection for 10 days now. It's hasn't gone away. Now my throat hurts and I have sore on the back of my tongue. Plus I'm sneezing constantly and still congested? What should I do now?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Since Saturday.

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I had gestational diabetes 17 years ago. Also I'm on the nicotine patch. I haven't had a cigarette in 4 days.

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 4 months ago

Amoxicillin isn't usually very effective on sinus infections

The sore on the back of your tongue could be thrush--yeast infection--from the amoxicillin

For now you could try oral probiotics and a saline nasal irrigation system but I think you need to get back to your doctor for a different antibiotic like Cipro or Septra and oral Diflucan for the thrush

Please let me know if you need any more information

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