What are the AAO-HNSF guidelines for the symptomatic treatment of acute 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 guidelines state that clinicians may (1) recommend analgesics, topical intranasal steroids, and/or nasal saline irrigation for symptomatic relief of viral rhinosinusitis; (2) recommend analgesics, topical intranasal steroids, and/or nasal saline irrigation for symptomatic relief of acute sinusitis; and (3) obtain testing for allergy and immune function in the evaluation of a patient with chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis.


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