Sore Throat & Sinus

“Primary-care doctors are still unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics to adults who come to their office complaining of a sore throat.” This report was based on a study from a retrospective study carried out by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and at Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention in Palo Alto, Calif. The problem is that most adults dont develop the type of sore-throat infection that calls for antibiotics. This is because viruses, not bacteria, cause the most common type of sore throat infection in adults. This makes administering of antibiotics totally unnecessary in these cases.