When is evaluation by an otolaryngologist indicated for acute sinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Further evaluation by an otolaryngologist is recommended in any of the following cases:

  • When continued deterioration occurs with appropriate antibiotic therapy
  • When episodes of sinusitis recur
  • When symptoms persist after 2 courses of antibiotic therapy
  • When comorbid immunodeficiency, nosocomial infection, or complications of sinusitis are present

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