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Does Ampitrexyl Work For Sinus Infection?

A sinus infection is a common condition that affects over 31 million people in the United States each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The infection causes your sinuses and nasal passages to become inflamed, and this inflammation is called sinusitis.

The sinuses are small air pockets located behind your forehead, nose, cheekbones, and in between the eyes. The sinuses produce mucus, which is a thin and flowing liquid that protects the body by trapping and moving germs away.

Sometimes, bacteria or allergens can cause too much mucus to form, which blocks the openings of your sinuses. Excess mucus is common if you have a cold or allergies. This mucus buildup can become thick and encourage bacteria and other germs to build up in your sinus cavity, leading to a bacterial or viral infection. Most sinus infections are viral and go away in a week or two without treatment.

If your symptoms don’t improve within 1 to 2 weeks, you may have a bacterial infection and should schedule an appointment with your doctor.

What is Ampitrexyl?

Ampitrexyl is a proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals produced by ProMex LLC. It comes in two forms; Ampitrexyl 500 mg capsules and Ampitrexyl Plus 1000mg that contains Andrographis Paniculata, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Vitamin C, Zinc Gluconate, Corydalis Extract, Echinacea Powder, and Bee Propolis as ingredients.

Ampitrexyl 500 mg capsules and Ampitrexyl Plus 1000mg are regulated as dietary supplements. Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, not as drugs. However, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medicine you are taking or a medical condition you may have. The maximum recommended daily dosage of Ampitrexyl is 3 servings per day for adults, preferably with a meal.

What are Ampitrexyl 500 mg capsules and Ampitrexyl Plus 1000mg used for?

According to the promoters of these products, Ampitrexyl helps to promote overall health and helps support the immune system. Ampitrexyl contains a combination of natural herbs, plant-based mixtures, antioxidants (vitamin-c) + Sambucus, zinc, echinacea & bee propolis to help support the immune system.

Does Ampitrexyl Work For Sinus Infection?        

Yes, Ampitrexyl 500 mg and Ampitrexyl Plus 1000mg are immune boosters and a good source of antioxidants. Studies suggest that people who are prone to sinus infections have low blood levels of antioxidants. Taking Ampitrexyl will boost your immune system and help you fight off sinus infections. They can be also used as an adjunct medication to support recovery. Studies have shown that multivitamins and mineral supplements can reduce the mean annual number of days spent with infection.

How long does it take for Ampitrexyl to fight off sinus infection?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that it can take up to 3 days for Ampitrexyl to fight off a sinus infection. The duration is not the same for everybody, this is because the amount of time taken can depend on several factors including the duration of the infection, the immune status of the patient, and predisposition to sinus infection.

Do I need antibiotics for every sinus infection?

Many sinus infections are caused by viruses, the ones that cause the common cold. These types of infections are not cured by antibiotics. Taking an antibiotic for a viral infection unnecessarily puts you at risk for side effects related to the antibiotic. In addition, the overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, which may make future infections more difficult to treat.

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Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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