Study urges no antibiotics for sinusitis

March 14, 2008 8:18:18 PM PDT
There is new information Friday on how not to treat a sinus infection.An article in the journal "The Lancet" is urging doctors to stop prescribing antibiotics to the vast majority of their patients with sinus infections.

That's because most of those infections are caused by viruses, not bacteria, so the medicine doesn't help.

But there's still a cost - the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

In the end, studies show the best course of treatment is time and rest.

For more on the study, visist TheLancet.com


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