Thanks for the honesty. That’s my fear ugh getting much worse. Back in Oct I was givin azith for infection and I had to stop because i herxed SO badly. Took a few weeks to get back to my so called normal now. Does anyone know if a sinus infection can clear itself?
It can if your immune system is strong enough. I've done it before. I used to get sinus infections every time I got a cold, usually once or twice a year. I remember one time having a pretty bad one. It took a few weeks, lots of OTC meds, and a netipot several times a day, but I got rid of it without an antibiotic. I was proud of myself at the time. Most of the time, though, I went for the abx as "insurance", hoping to knock it out faster. Still, there were only a few times out of the many that I took an abx where it had any noticeable affect on the sickness.
Now that I'm sick with chronic infections, it's hard to make those judgement calls. If it's not too bad and you feel confident treating without abx, see what happens. If you have a higher fever with chills, a lot of pain, Inability to breathe, eye pain or vision changes, blowing green/yellow stuff that won't thin out with Mucinex, etc. then get to a doctor. I personally know a guy who is legally blind from a sinus infection he had as a child. Truthfully, it's really hard to tell the difference between a bad cold and a bacterial sinus infection. An ENT is probably the best doctor to make that call, and a good one won't prescribe an abx unless they think you really need it. Mine doesn't always prescribe one. Doctors do take sinus infections seriously as they are close to the brain.