Should I Take Antibiotics for a Sinus Infection?
by Dan Gay, CFO Sinus Survival
As you know Sinus Infections or Sinusitis can be miserable, frustrating and down-right debilitating. You feel exhausted, the pain behind your cheeks and eyes is maddening, your vision is blurred, you cough and hack, you have nasty green or brown-green mucus (snot as my daughter calls it) draining down your throat. We’ve become accustomed to begging our physician for antibiotics, even programmed to do so, but don’t!
The Feb. 15 Journal of the American Medical Association Study proved what Dr. Rob Ivker has been stating for years, “Antibiotics are ineffective for the majority of sinus infections and the overuse of them is creating a chronic sinusitis epidemic”. The recent study showed than an antibiotic was no better than a placebo at addressing the infection. Jane M. Garbutt, MD, the paper’s first author states, “…this study provides scientific evidence that doctors can use with patients to explain that an antibiotic is not likely to help an acute sinus infection.”
Antibiotics only address bacterial infections. According to the Infectious Disease Society of America, over 90% of sinus infections are caused by viruses. The CDC estimated that over $1 Billion dollars are spent each year by consumers for ineffective prescriptions of antibiotics for respiratory conditions. In a Harvard study, chronic sinusitis is almost always caused by a fungal infection or fungal overgrowth.
There are many dangers in the overuse of antibiotics. It is almost handed out like candy. At Sinus Survival we are seeing a rise in calls from mothers whose teenagers now have recurring sinus infections. In the majority of those cases, they have been on an antibiotic prescription for acne or they’ve been through repeated rounds of antibiotics for past sinus infections. “Fungal Sinusitis is growing at an alarming rate. It is no wonder with the antibiotics which we ingest from meats and multiple rounds of antibiotics used for many infections,” stated Dr. Rob Ivker.
The first unfortunate side effect of antibiotics is that it kills healthy bacteria in the G.I. system. The strains of bacteria destroyed are the same “good probiotic bacteria” which feed on “unhealthy” candida albicans to limit their populations. The result of this massacre in the body is a new fungal overgrowth and a resulting fungal sinusitis which can lead to chronic sinusitis. Over 90% of Sinus Survival new customers have some form of candida overgrowth and it is estimated that over 80% of the adult population has a candida overgrowth.
The second downfall of repeated courses of antibiotics is the emergence of resistant “superbug” infections by deadly bacteria which have mutated and become resistant to them. The Centers for Disease Control has been warning doctors for many years to stop prescribing antibiotics for viral and respiratory conditions to preserve its benefits for life-threatening applications.
Antibiotics have a place in medicine, although their use should be limited. For the sinus sufferer, there is a safe and effective protocol which has received exceptional results WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS. Dr. Ivker’s successful antibiotic-free protocol was recently published in the 3rd addition of Integrative Medicine, a popular textbook and guide used in medical schools across the country. It’s a solution which you can implement from home yourself. The key is to take action quickly. The majority of people who do, can limit the pain and the duration of a sinus infection and in many cases avoid it altogether. I used to be a chronic sinus sufferer with 4 to 6 sinus infections a year. Since following these common-sense steps, it’s been over 5 years since my last one.
So what should you do if you get a sinus infection? Follow Dr. Ivkers Quick Fix program available for Free download Click Here.