Adult rhinosinusitis: diagnosis and management.

  title={Adult rhinosinusitis: diagnosis and management.},
  author={John David Osguthorpe},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={63 1},
Rhinosinusitis can be divided among four subtypes: acute, recurrent acute, subacute and chronic, based on patient history and a limited physical examination. In most instances, therapy is initiated based on this classification. Antibiotic therapy, supplemented by hydration and decongestants, is indicated for seven to 14 days in patients with acute, recurrent acute or subacute bacterial rhinosinusitis. For patients with chronic disease, the same treatment regimen is indicated for an additional… CONTINUE READING