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Antibiotics might not be useful for sinusitis

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Taking antibiotics for symptoms of a sinus infection won't help.

Researchers studied over one hundred fifty patients diagnosed with sinusitis. Half were given an antibiotic, the other half were given sugar pills. Neither treatment made a difference in recovery time or days missed from work.

Researchers believe antibiotics should be given as a last resort.

- Study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- Study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.

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