Why Antibiotics Don't Work for Sinus Infections
Why Antibiotics For Sinus Infections Don't Work!
There are two main reasons why antibiotics don't work for
sinus infections or sinusitis. Antibiotics have been routinely
given for acute sinus infections for many years. Originally
doctors prescribed them for seven days. When patients came back
and still had the sinus infection they doctors increase the
prescription to ten days.
When that didn't work the patient would give up or they would
start all over with another course of antibiotics or try a
different antibiotic like erythromycin or amoxicillin for
example. And there are adverse reactions and side effects to
consider, for example, with amoxicillin such as an upset
stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea.
In the meantime they may have developed a yeast infection from
taking the antibiotic.
Many acute and chronic sinus infection patients have developed
allergies to antibiotics over the years. They have tried
different antibiotics and their doctors have switched or
changed antibiotics after allergic reactions trying to find one
The unfortunate part of this is that the patient now has one or
more allergies to antibiotics so they cannot be used in the
future for life-threatening conditions, if needed.
The most common antibiotic that is used for sinus infections is
amoxicillin. Amoxicillin is synthetic penicillin. Usually
people who are allergic to penicillin can't take Amoxicillin.
Erythromycin is another that has been used much in the
Even several years ago the U. S. Physicians Group issued a
statement advising doctors not to prescribe antibiotics for
sinus infections. Unfortunately recent research has shown that
doctors prescribe a sinus medicine, medication or drug because
they want to appease the patient and not just for sinus
problems. This can be for many ailments and conditions with
symptoms they have no immediate solution for.
If a sinus infection is not treated with antibiotics or other
sinus medications most of the time the sinusitis would resolve
on its own anyway within two to three weeks. In some cases of
long antibiotic therapy when the problem did resolve it was
credited to the antibiotic when the body did the healing.
Antibiotics don't heal by the way. It's the body that
The truth is that most sinus infections are cause by a fungus,
usually a common household mold called aspergillus. The
aspergillus fungus is airborne and is just about everywhere in
any household. There will be higher concentrations in bathrooms
and any room that has a lot of moisture. Sometimes the mold in
bathroom is obvious and sometimes it's not.
More than 90% of sinus infections are caused by this fungus or
If you suffer from sinus infections you want to get rid of any
mold in your house. Even small amounts in the bathroom around
the bathtub or shower or inside the upper toilet bowl. Look
around the window sills. Look around the bathroom and get rid
of it fast. Be careful to make sure your mouth and nose are
covered with a mask for protection.
Another reason antibiotics don't work for sinus infections is
that the antibiotic cannot reach the four sets of sinus
cavities. The sinus cavities are located in such a way that the
antibiotics cannot move through the blood supply to reach them.
So even if your sinus infection was bacterial in origin it
would be hard for the antibiotic to get to it.
These are two of the reasons why antibiotics won't work for
sinus infections. Another problem with taking antibiotics is
the side effects, adverse reactions and other risks you have
taking them or for any drug for that matter. Natural remedies
and natural solutions are always the best sinus treatment and
there are plenty that work for sinus infections, sinusitis,
pain, pressure, ear pressure, headaches, blockage and other
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