Sinus Problems

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Do Antibiotics and Nasal Sprays Work?

Did you know that research suggests that sinus infections aren’t actually helped by antibiotics or steroid nasal sprays?

Researchers assigned 240 adults to one of four treatments: an antibiotic and a steroid spray, only an antibiotic, only steroid spray, or a fake medicine (placebo). No group got better any quicker than the others.

Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medicines for sinus infections. Steroid sprays are also sometimes used.

Most people improve within 2 weeks entirely on their own.

More power to you if you can avoid the antibiotics and steroids.