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Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis (Cochrane Review)

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Antibiotic treatment is only effective for cases of sinusitis that are caused by bacterial infections, and 3-day courses may be as effective as 10-day courses of treatment. For cases where there are just symptoms of sinusitis caused by viral infection or allergic sinusitis (rhinitis), antibiotics are of no benefit.

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