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Do I need antibiotics for sinusitis?

Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, occurs when the sinuses and nasal passages become inflamed. Sometimes antibiotics may be needed if the sinus infection is likely to be caused by bacteria.
By asking about your symptoms and doing a physical examination, a healthcare provider can determine if you or your child need antibiotics.

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