I saw a doctor today about my never ending sinus congestion. I went into great detail about my symptoms, including how I’ve had this for weeks and the great quantity of the yellow-green mucous my sinuses have been producing. The doctor looked into my ears and up my nostrils. He also tapped on my sinuses under my eyes and on my forehead. He prescribed me some antibiotics. I asked him how he knew it was a bacterial infection instead of viral. He told me based on the colour of my mucous it was most likely bacterial so antibiotics would work.
So now I’m on 500mg of amoxicillin, three times a day. In hindsight, I wish I went to the doctor earlier because this stupid illness has made the beginning of the year an awful time for me. Though, in my defense, this thing seemed like a normal cold to me at first and usually I don’t need to see a doctor to get better from colds. Of course, it would be useless to get antibiotics for colds anyways since they are caused by viruses, not bacteria. A lesson learned for next time perhaps but I hope I never get a bacterial infection of sinuses ever again.
I am aiming to feel better by the weekend but who knows how long it’ll take the antibiotics to work its magic. Come on drugs do your thing!