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Is there a best antibiotic for a sinus infection?

In most cases, a sinus infection (sinusitis) doesn’t need antibiotics; it will go away on its own. Viruses are usually the cause of sinusitis. However, if yours is due to a bacterial infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotic treatment to shorten your recovery time and relieve your symptoms. Amoxicillin, with or without clavulanate, is a first-line antibiotic prescribed for sinus infections, but your doctor will prescribe the antibiotic that’s best for your condition.

 Only take antibiotics if your doctor prescribes them. Don’t try to self-treat your sinus infection by taking leftover antibiotics you may have on hand. Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them won’t help your condition and could cause serious health problems.

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