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The vast majority of sinus infections are caused by viruses and should not be treated with antibiotics.
Treatment with the antibiotic amoxicillin for patients with acute uncomplicated rhinosinusitis (inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses) did not result in a significant difference in symptoms compared to patients who received placebo.
Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri have found that antibiotics do not significantly help in the healing of sinus infections.
A new medical study is recommending a remedy to staunch nosebleeds called “nasal packing with strips of cured pork”.
In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...
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