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J Fam Pract. 2008 Jul;57(7):464-8.

Patients insist on antibiotics for sinusitis? Here is a good reason to say "no".

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine, The University of Chicago, IL, USA.

Abstract

Stop prescribing antibiotics for adults with a clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis, unless the patient has severe symptoms. Antibiotics have little if any positive effects on the severity and duration of symptoms, and they cause adverse effects and create unnecessary expense.

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18625169
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PMCID:
PMC3183915
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