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Antibiotics little help for acute sinus infection finds study

Study finds antibiotics won't help acute sinusitis.

When do you need an antibiotic for a sinus infection? Dr Jane M Garbutt, firs study author and a research associate professor of medicine at the Washington School of Medicine said in a press release antibiotics should be used with caution and are often over-prescribed in the primary care setting to treat sinusitis. The result is increasing antibiotic resistance.

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