Why Antibiotics Are NOT the Answer

Doctor Reveals Why Drugs Can't Prevent Repeated Sinus Infections

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30.7 million Americans get sinus infections every year -- roughly 14 percent of the population -- and it accounts for nearly 13 million doctor's visits and 1.4 million trips to the emergency room.

"It's not uncommon to get a sinus infection in January, treat it with antibiotics, get another one in March, treat it with antibiotics, and then get another one in May," said Dr. Murray Grossan, author of "Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems - Permanently" from Hydro Med, Inc. (www.drgrossan.com), and an expert in sinus infections. "The reason so many persons have one infection after another is that their nasal cilia were not treated to remove bacteria."

Dr. Grossan's concern is that the most common treatment method is to throw antibiotics at the infection, while ignoring the treatment of the nasal cilia.

"Sinus disease and Allergy are worse today, despite drugs," Dr. Grossan said. "Keep in mind, most every airborne bacterium enters our system through our noses and the first line of defense is the nasal cilia. Keeping them healthy and restoring them after an infection is the key to preventing sinus infections."

He added that you can get well with measures to remove bacteria, restore cilia function without harmful drugs or surgery. Some helpful tactics include:

--  A simple procedure that can be done at home, called pulsatile
    irrigation, restores cilia, removes bacteria and pollen and massages the
    nasal tissue to bring good white cells.
--  Drinking good old fashioned tea with lemon and honey can restore nasal
--  Chicken soup isn't a myth -- it also helps restore nasal cilia.
--  Chanting "ooooommmm," vibrates and pulsates the cilia, helping to
    restore them and make them healthy.
--  Mental relaxation increases natural healing. Relaxation and smiling
    raises all immune factors and reduces inflammation.

"As antibiotics become less and less effective in treating infection because the new bacterial strains are becoming more and more resistant to those drugs, it's important for us to take steps to prevent infection," Dr. Grossan said.

About Dr. Murray Grossan

Dr. Murray Grossan, M.D. has over 30 years experience treating patients in all aspects of otorhinolaryngology. He specializes in both surgical and non-surgical treatment techniques, including numerous new therapies that are more effective than drugs or surgery.

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