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Last updated 10:46PM ET
September 18, 2018
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Antibiotics overprescribed, UNMC researchers say
(NET Radio) - Antibiotics are prescribed for about four out of five cases of acute sinus infections, and nearly that many chronic infections. But most sinus infections are the cause of viruses, not bacteria, and so aren't treatable by antibiotics. Doctor Donald Leopold is a head and neck surgeon at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and the co-author of a new study on the topic. Leopold says about a fifth of adults using antibiotics are taking them for sinus infections. © Copyright 2018, NET Radio