Most cases of sinusitis do not require antibiotics

Should adults receive a prescription for an antibiotic if they have an acute sinus infection that has persisted for seven to 10 days? What are the outcomes of antibiotic use in adults? An analysis of this issue was published in the March 15, 2008 issue of The Lancet.

  • Dr. James Young, PhD, Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland and lead author

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