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Sinusitis

  • Treatment

    • nasal irrigation
    • if severe and over 7 days: amoxicillin 1 g PO tid x 10 d
    • if pen allergy: TMP/SMZ 160/800 mg bid or erythromycin 250-500 mg bid
    • if recent antibiotics: levofloxacin 500 mg qday
  • Pediatric Treatment

    • amoxicillin 40-50 mg/kg PO bid x 10-14 d
    • if severe
      • cefprozil 7.5-15 mg/kg PO bid
      • cefuroxime 15 mg/kg PO bid
      • cefpodoxime 5 mg/kg PO bid
    • intranasal steroids if fail abx

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