What are the AAO-HNSF treatment guidelines for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (RS) in adults?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The 2007 guidelines by the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation [29] were updated in 2015 [30] and recommended that clinicians (1) either offer watchful waiting (without antibiotics) or prescribe initial antibiotic therapy for adults with uncomplicated acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or (2) prescribe amoxicillin with or without clavulanate as first-line therapy for 5-10 days (if the decision is made to treat acute bacterial rhinosinusitis with an antibiotic).


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