Your Health: Antibiotics
Doctors often prescribe antibiotics to remedy sinus infections, but in most cases antibiotics are not necessary.
Research was done with adults suffering from a sinus infection.
Half were given antibiotics, while the other halftook a placebo, or suger pill.
After ten days of treatment 80 percent of the patients in both groups said they felt better.
Though most people will get better without them, if after seven days you still feel bad, have a fever of 101 or higher, or have recurrent infections it may be time for your doctor to prescribe an antibiotic.
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