Steroids for sinusitis

Steroids for sinusitis

It would be helpful if MDs would read current research in the interest of providing scientific, evidence-based research for patients, but then again modern medicine is more akin to religion than it is science. The advice and recommendations of MDs is often based on opinion and whatever any other doctor is doing, which is tantamount to the blind leading the blind.

This study utilizes the gold standard in research and demonstrates that steroids, which are frequently prescribed for sinus and cold symptoms, are worthless for these. If following the strictest guidelines for testing produces these results about steroids for sinusitis and no one listens or utilizes this evidence to make better decisions about treatment, what hope for better results in patient care are there.

The article also adds that antibiotics are commonly prescribed, even though they are also ineffective.

“The common cold is the main cause of acute sinusitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the nasal cavities, blocked nasal passages and sometimes headaches and facial pain. Allergies and bacteria can also cause the condition, which is uncomfortable and difficult to treat. Antibiotics are a common treatment, despite the fact that the cause is often viral and will not respond to antibiotics. Corticosteroids are increasingly being used to alleviate symptoms, although the evidence for efficacy is inconclusive.”


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Dr. Jeffrey S. McCombs, DC, is founder of the McCombs Center for Health, the Candida Plan, the Candida Library, and author of LifeforceThe Everything Candida Book, and The Everything Guide to Autoimmune Diets. Check out our podcast, “The Candida Chronicles” on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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