Macrolides and Azalides


Macrolides and azalides are antibiotics used for bacterial sinusitis. They are effective for those allergic to penicillin as
well as those who have mild to moderate symptoms. They may also be appropriate if you have taken antibiotics within 4 weeks. They work by interfering with the genetics of the bacteria. They include erythromycin, azithromycin (Zithromax) and clarithromycin (Biaxin). These antibiotics are effective against Streptococcus pneumoniae and M. catarrhalis. All but erythromycin are effective against H. influenzae. Clarithromycin has anti-inflammatory actions, making it a particularly good choice for treating chronic sinusitis. A new once-a-day formulation (Biaxin XL) is also available.

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.