Antibiotics Over-prescribed for Sinus Infections
“U.S. doctors may be over-prescribing antibiotics for sinus infections, which are often caused by viruses and not bacteria, according to a study released Monday. A review of two national surveys of visits to doctors and recommended treatments found antibiotics prescribed for about 82 percent of acute sinus infections and nearly 70 percent of chronic sinus infections, researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said. That ‘far outweighs the predicted incidence of bacterial causes. The literature repeatedly shows that viruses are by far the most frequent cause of acute rhinosinusitis,’ the study, published in this weekâ€™s Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, said.”
Again, YOU are the person most responsible for YOUR health… if your Allopathic practitioner prescribes an antibiotic, ask why, and mention this study! Remember that “anti” means “against” and “bio” means “life.” These drugs are designed to kill living bacteria. The problem arises when they kill the good bacteria in the gut. (As well as your body building resistance to the effects of the antibiotic… or the “bad” bugs building resistance to them… so that if you ever were to really need them… they wouldn’t be as effective.) Ask questions! Become the leader of your own healthcare, not a blind follower!