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If you’re suffering from a sinus infection, Dr. B can help you get the treatment you need to start feeling better—without leaving home. Start an online consultation with a licensed healthcare provider today.

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How Dr. B treats sinus infection

1
Health assessment

Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

2
Provider review

A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

3
Get your medication

Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a sinus infection prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled.

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Sinus infection treatments at Dr. B

Dr. B offers 5 treatments for sinus infection. We’ve highlighted a few of our most popular and affordable options below, but you can choose other brand and generic medications if desired.

Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate

Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. It treats many different kinds of bacterial infections, including sinus infections.

Prescription length:

7 days

Application:

1 tablet (875/125 mg) 2 times a day

Medication prices start at
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$10.46
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that comes as a tablet, capsule or delayed-release tablet. Doxycycline sinus infection medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Prescription length:

7 days

Application:

100 mg 2 times a day, usually taken as a capsule or tablet

Medication prices start at
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$7.87
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Cefpodoxime

Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Prescription length:

7 days

Application:

200 mg by mouth, 2 times a day, usually taken as a tablet

Medication prices start at
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$33.22

at CVS, with a drug discount card.

Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate

Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. It treats many different kinds of bacterial infections, including sinus infections.

Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that comes as a tablet, capsule or delayed-release tablet. Doxycycline sinus infection medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Cefpodoxime

Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Prescription length:

7 days

Prescription length:

7 days

Prescription length:

7 days

Application:

1 tablet (875/125 mg) 2 times a day

Application:

100 mg 2 times a day, usually taken as a capsule or tablet

Application:

200 mg by mouth, 2 times a day, usually taken as a tablet

Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$10.46
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)
Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$7.87
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)
Medication prices start at
CVS Pharmacy logo
$33.22

at CVS, with a drug discount card.

More Sinus Infection Prescription Treatments

Looking for a different medication? Here are some options.

Not sure which treatment may be best for you?

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Sinus Infection Questions

About Sinus Infection

What is a sinus infection?

The sinuses are four open spaces in your head that make mucus. A sinus infection (or sinusitis) occurs when these spaces become inflamed.

Bacterial infections, viral infections and allergies can cause sinus cavity swelling. This can lead to blockages and fluid in the sinuses. As a result, you might feel pain or pressure in your face along with a runny nose or other symptoms.

What causes sinus infections?

Most sinus infections are caused by viruses or bacteria. Bacterial sinus infections can be treated with medications like antibiotics and decongestants. If your symptoms last longer than 10 days—or if they get better and then suddenly get worse than the original symptoms—you might have a bacterial sinus infection.

Other types of sinus infections are caused by allergies. There aren’t any medications to cure these types of sinus infections. But over-the-counter allergy medications and pain relievers can help with related symptoms like pain and congestion.

What are the prescription treatments available for sinus infections?

Antibiotics can help treat bacterial sinus infections. Common sinusitis infection prescription treatments include Doxycycline, Cefpodoxime and Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid (brand name: Augmentin). Each type of antibiotic works slightly differently to stop bacteria from growing and spreading in the sinuses.

How long does a sinus infection last?

Sinus infections can last from a few weeks to several months. This timing depends on the type of sinus infection and whether it’s caused by bacteria, a virus or allergies.

How are sinus infection treatments usually taken?

Antibiotics for sinus infections are usually taken by mouth as a tablet, capsule or delayed-release tablet. Most sinus infection pills are taken for about a week. But ask your medical provider about your specific prescription.

What can I do at home to treat my sinus infection?

Since many sinus infections are caused by viruses, prescription antibiotics won’t help. So many people can care for their sinus infections at home. If you’ve had symptoms for less than a week, you can try at-home treatments including:

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) decongestants
  • OTC cold and allergy medications
  • Saline nasal rinses (or a neti pot)
  • Drinking lots of fluids

If your sinus infection won't go away, your symptoms last longer than 10 days or you have any other concerns, talk to a medical provider. Seek emergency help if you experience severe symptoms. These include vision changes, a very high fever (over 103° F), mental confusion, seizures or a stiff neck.

Do I have a sinus infection or…?

Symptoms of a sinus infection can be confused with allergies, the common cold or Covid-19. If you suspect that you may have chronic sinusitis versus another health condition, here are some clues about what might be causing your symptoms:

  • Allergies: Allergies can include congestion, runny nose and mucus. But it does not usually include facial pain. Facial pain is a hallmark of a sinus infection.
  • Colds: Colds are caused by viruses. Cold symptoms usually build gradually, peak, and slowly disappear over a few days to a week.
  • Covid-19: Covid-19 can include all sinus infection symptoms, including nasal congestion and feeling tired. But it usually also includes shortness of breath and fever.

Allergies, colds and Covid-19 can all cause a sinus infection to develop. So you can have more than one of these conditions at the same time. To find out what’s causing your symptoms, talk to a medical provider or sinus infection doctor.

What are some common side effects of sinus infection medications?

Common side effects of sinus infection medicines may include an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Taking your medication with food can help reduce their likelihood. Talk to your provider if you experience any serious side effects. These include vomiting that won’t stop, changes in mental state, trouble breathing or vision changes.

How much does sinus infection treatment cost?

Consultation: A virtual medical consultation for a sinus infection costs $15, which is lower than most doctor copays. Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescription at your pharmacy.

Medication: Dr. B only charges for the medical consultation. When medications are prescribed, we let you choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to fill the prescription. Your medication prices will vary depending on your insurance coverage and whether the drug is a brand or generic.

Do you accept insurance?

Right now, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to health insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescriptions at your pharmacy.

How do refills work?

We’ll send you a reminder for an online assessment when it’s time for your next refill.

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