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We've talked a bit on the show about how antibiotics.
Can be overprescribed.
And you -- that more than 20%.
Of antibiotic prescriptions for adults.
Are given an outpatient care often because people say they are having sinus problems.
And they probably don't it turns out need that particular drugs so doctors money how did doctors know.
When you need an antibiotic for sinus infection when you don't.
But where it certainly over using these antibiotics and then a lot of this is being just resolve on its own because they're -- -- viral not bacterial.
But the question that came from the audience was exactly what -- -- so what's the rule of the sun is before we get into it.
These are -- space that are behind the nose nasal area on the forehead what they do is a humidifier.
There he really fires there -- -- the air as a new breed.
So a lot of -- or mucus that gets formed and when they get blocked or if there's any nasal polyps or it is any kind of immune problem more smoking.
He gets blocked and he -- -- the affected and that's when you have information.
Of the -- What is it doctor do immediately if they have this post nasal drip or fever that you guys about -- There are studies from jam -- from February of this year that shows placebo vs a -- is sitting no benefits so a lot of times you can take care of this yourself.
By just taking some steam making sure that you're just streaking warm T.
And then if after ten days of the symptoms are still there that's when you can take -- to -- these these -- -- viral not bacterial.
And it just resolve on its own and we're just we're treating them.
There's so much gunk in the air doctor -- that we -- in every day and I -- not just talking about the subway they're building in -- -- But a lot of people swear that if they use the saline spray which is not a drug every day they get out all those pollutants and they get less sinus infections -- problems what's your opinion.
-- I like that's that sailing spurred by the way and I think the whole key message here is not -- over trees.
You know in the journal of the American Medical Association article in February clearly shows were over treating -- 95% of the time sinus infections are viral.
But there's another problem out there are guys that happens to be a big allergy season and you go there and you're having -- your eyes are weeping your eyes are burning you've got nasal.
-- this charge you think maybe have a sinus infection you go to your doctor put -- on an antibiotic.
Wrong he's got to treat -- -- if it's really a sinus problem.
You're gonna have a lot of -- mucus in your sinuses and -- again at 95%.
Of the time it's viral.
So doctor shouldn't be rushing to antibiotics I -- -- -- that's so like Jamie that things nasal secretions -- heat heat -- and after and sprayed he as David says.
If you can get into a hot shower a humidifier.
A -- -- and -- fashion -- -- to -- some chicken soup.
Before you rush had about a definitely -- chickens we're caught using a lot of resistance -- back overtime you're good you're really review doctors if you you'll have fever over 11 -- it doesn't go away for if you still have the symptoms.
That's what you need to go back and that's when you need to be treated or they're getting Green.
Discharge our lead to be graphic -- -- discharge a lot of pain and fever are.
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