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New Study Finds Doctors Overprescribing Antibiotics

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Acute Sinusitis: New Study Finds Doctors Overprescribing

Doctors are unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics for sinus infections. According to the study published in the March issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, US, antibiotics were prescribed for 82 percent of acute sinus infections and nearly 70 percent of chronic sinus infections. Wink



  • Is often difficult for doctors to determine the cause of a sinus infection just from observation.
  • Even specialist doctors are not able to diagnose the specific cause without carrying out any tests.
  • The symptoms of sinus infections are similar whether it's caused by bacteria, virus, allergy or other factors.





  • Many patients would call up their doctors and demand for specific antibiotics that may give them relief.
  • They are aware of these drugs.
  • They want prompt relief from the annoying symptoms of sinusitis.
  • It's no wonder why doctors are giving in to their demands.
  • We tried to create as much matter for your understanding when writing on Acute Sinusitis.
  • We do hope that the matter provided here is sufficient to you.



The researchers are concerned about the overuse of antibiotics giving rise to drug resistance and virulence of infectious bacteria. Although the public are aware of the increasing antibiotic resistance, magnetic sinusitis therapy are likely to continue demanding for antibiotics.

There are currently no effective drugs for chronic sinusitis. According to Dr. Donald A. Leopold, chairman of the department of otolaryngology eastern university of Nebraska Medical Center, antibiotics are the best of a bad lot.

This is a shocking finding as antibiotics can only kill bacteria and most sinus infections are caused by viruses, allergies or hormonal changes. The study, by Hadley J. Sharp and colleagues at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, US, used national data from 1999 and 2002 to determine the drugs that were prescribed for sinus infections by general practitioners, outpatient and emergency departments. The data came from 2 national surveys by the National Center of Health Statistics and was representative of the US population. Laughing



  • On the prevalent use of antibiotics, the researchers suggest that doctors could be treating secondary infections.
  • Another possible explanation is doctors think that antibiotics work when their patients get better taking them.
  • However, many infections resolve with or without treatment.
  • Developing a gradual interest in Sinus Cavities was the basis for writing this article.
  • On reading this, you will gradually get interested in Sinus Cavities.



There are 2 Types of Sinus Infections: Acute and Chronic

Acute sinusitis occurs for up to 4 weeks and is caused by infectious agents. Chronic sinusitis is usually defined as an infection with symptoms that are persistent sore throat and headache 12 weeks. It can be caused by allergies, hormonal changes or facial anatomy. Revision is very important when writing or speaking about a topic. We had a lot of drafting to do to come to this final product on Sinus Infections.

Am Worn Out

I'm not worth much today. I cannot seem to get it together. This spot on my sinus is hurting again and I cannot breathe through my nostril. The smell of her perfume is getting to me. Wow, I sure could use a break from these fluorescent lights. Now my sinuses are throbbing. Finally, it's time to go home. I know it's dinner time, but I really don't feel like eating. I wonder if I will need to go to the doctor again and take another round of antibiotics. I hate that, because I always have to treat the yeast infection that follows.'


Acute Sinusitis Patients Get Relief Finally





Regrettably this presentation of migraine usually receives a prescription of antibiotics rather than appropriate care. Just as bad, the patient gives up on seeking medical care and resorts to self-medicating which can lead to complications, such as, rebound headaches or chronic daily headaches. Proper diagnosis is essential to beginning appropriate care. Unfortunately many patients have even had multiple sinus surgeries without success. I am pleased to report that the efforts of headache experts are starting to be realized. I have found ENT surgeons in my area of the country are now more aware of migraines presentations and are more alert to recommend their patients to receive appropriate care. Thinking of what to do upon reading this article on Sinus? Well you can very well use the information constructively by imparting it to others.

This Person Falls Into the Migraine Syndrome Profile

Let me explain what I mean by the migraine syndrome. It is the outward expression of the body's sensitivity to light, sound, smell, food, and/or stress. Some people are more sensitive than others; therefore, their reactions to different stimuli are greater. This sensitivity can be manifested in the body as migraines, sinus headaches, neck aches, palpitations, irritable bowel syndrome, motion sickness or vertigo, reactive hypoglycemia, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), panic attacks, and/or fibromyalgia. Now that's a mouthful! Understanding what is going on with you is very important in the healing process. Responsibility is what makes a person. So we felt it our responsibility to elaborate more on Sinusitis so that not only us, but everyone knew more about it!

We All Know How It Feels

We've felt the pain. The pressure builds until you think you can't handle it any more. Your head feels like it's twice its normal size and ready to burst. You know what I'm talking about: Sinus problems and sinus infections; whatever you'd like to call them. They can really make your life miserable for weeks at a time, especially during the winter months. Sinusitis, most commonly known as sinus infection, happens when the sinuses get blocked and mucus and air cannot flow freely through them. Here's a statistic to think about: 30% of all people suffer from sinusitis at least once a year. Put that in perspective and that means about 1.8 billion people suffer from one sinus infection or another during the year. This includes those who suffer short term (acute: 1-3 weeks), long term (chronic: 3-8 weeks) and recurrent (multiple times throughout the year) sinus problems.

None of those are fun to experience; you have places to be, people to see, and things to do. You can't afford to be sick for lengthy periods of time. If you're part of that 30%, then you would probably like to know what you can do to prevent sinus infections from making your life a mess for weeks at a time. Simple activities, using a humidifier, and regularly cleansing nasal passages are a few good ways that can help decrease sinus infection symptoms. These symptoms can also be combated by using a nasal spray to clean, flush, and kill the harmful bacteria out of your nasal passages and sinus cavities. Smile

Personally, Sinus Headaches Make Me Want to Die

I feel like I'm in slow motion. A helicopter sounds like it is just above my head with its choppers going constantly. The pressure mounts in my sinus cavities and fills every whole from my brain to my face. I can't concentrate on anything and everyday tasks become burdens. I couldn't imagine dealing with sinus headaches on a regular basis. Nobody wants to go around feeling like that. Life's hard enough without your head beating like a drum. Enhancing your vocabulary is our intention with the writing of this article on Nasal Congestion. Deviated septum help and interesting words to achieve this. Laughing

Sinus Infection Symptoms can Hit You in a Number of Ways

They include: - Fever - Headache - Runny nose or nasal congestion - Cough - Ear ache or ear infection - Swelling around the eyes - Upper jaw and tooth ache - Tenderness around nose, ear, and cheeks - Weakness or fatigue.

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