Sinusitis is short- term (acute) was less effective if addressed with antibiotics. This is because most of sinusitis is usually caused by viral infection or allergy .
In a study Dr.Jane Garbutt , researchers and pediatricians School of Medicine, University of Washington , found that antibiotic treatment does not speed healing of sinusitis.
"We did a randomized trial in adult patients with acute sinusitis. With respect to the administration of placebo had no difference with antibiotic treatment , "said Garbutt .
However, about one in five antibiotic prescriptions in circulation in the United States proved to be to treat sinusitis .
" Acute sinusitis is not fun . So most people would like to eliminate the disease and antibiotics are thought to accelerate healing. Done , sinusitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection antibiotics are not many help , " he said .
Sinusitis is an inflammation which occurs in the wall of the sinus . Near the eye pain, headaches and difficulty breathing are common symptoms suffered. Colds and allergies are the most common cause of sinusitis , although sometimes triggered by bacteria.
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According to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic treatment is intended only for sinusitis with moderate or severe symptoms. Give antibiotics wrongly feared increased resistance to antibiotics.
The research Garbutt and his team attended 166 patients with acute sinusitis. They dibangi into two groups , namely who got an antibiotic and placebo aka obtain drugs that have no active substance.
" Most people who suffer from acute sinusitis heal itself without medication. , But they feel if it does not receive antibiotics can do nothing ," said Dr. Richard Lebowitz , ENT specialist.
In fact, according to him, there are many things you can do to speed the healing of sinusitis. For example , the face or heats through a decongestant drug is sprayed into the nasal passages .
" Infection of the upper respiratory tract usually occurs one or two weeks. Necessary treatments tailored to symptoms. , But if his complaint to survive more than two weeks , you should consult your doctor ," said Lebowitz .