Study: Antibiotics often prescribed for sinus infections unnecessarily

03/20/2007 | MSNBC

Research shows that antibiotics are prescribed for as many as 82% of acute sinus infections and 70% of chronic sinus infections, which "far outweighs the predicted incidence of bacterial causes," according to a new study. Researchers say viruses are by far the most common cause of such infections and antibiotics are therefore useless against them.

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