Fluoroquinolones (also known as quinolones) prevent bacteria from multiplying because they interfere with the bacteria’s genetic material. The first quinolone used was ciprofloxacin (Cipro). Since that time other quinolones were developed, including levofloxacin (Levaquin), gemifloxacin (Factive), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin (Floxin). The newer fluoroquinolones are currently the most effective agents against the common bacteria that cause sinusitis. Levofloxacin was the first drug approved specifically for penicillin - resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, although studies are now finding resistance to this agent as well. These agents are recommended for adults with moderate sinusitis who have already been treated with antibiotics within 6 weeks or who are allergic to beta-lactam antibiotics.

Sinus Tips:
In the past, physicians recommended that their patients with chronic sinusitis and/or allergies move to another part of the country, where the climate was different, thinking that
A balanced diet high in protein, fruits, and vegetables is very important tor patients suffering from CAID. For patients who get frequent infections, I recommend supplementing thei
In the 12th century, the physician Moses Maimonides first prescribed chicken soup as a cold and asthma remedy. People have experienced the same tried-and-true results over the cent
Fungus and mold are always present in the air, so it is reasonable to expect that they are also found in our nasal passages. Recent research at the Mayo Clinic has confirmed this t
Throat sprays are appropriate when you are experiencing a sore throat caused by postnasal drip or during an acute flare-up of a chronic infection. Some products may contain an anti
Nasal emollients and gels allow mucus to glide over dry ciliated hair cells so that it can move through the sinuses with ease. These are useful for soothing your dry nasal membrane
This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.