Antibiotics Topic Guide
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are prescribed to individuals to cure disease by killing bacteria. There are over 100 antibiotics. The main classes of antibiotics include penicillins, cephalosporins, macrolides, flouroquinolones, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and aminoglycosides. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem due to the overprescription of antibiotics to individuals.
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Sinus Infection Sinus infection (sinusitis), is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. Causes of sinus infections are a result of a viral upper respiratory tract infection (colds), bacterial infections (strep), or fungi. Symptoms of a sinus infection include nasal congestion, pain or pressure in areas of the face or head, coughing, fever, sinus headache, and more. Treatment of a sinus infection is generally with antibiotics. Home remedies include OTC nasal sprays or oral decongestants and the use of a saline nasal irrigation system.
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