Sinusitis Treatment

Acute Sinusitis—Antibiotics, or Watch and Wait?

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A recent article in JAMA suggests that among 133 adults with uncomplicated rhinosinusitis, treatment with amoxicillin resulted in no significant difference in symptoms compared with placebo. “There is now a considerable body of evidence from clinical trials conducted in the primary care setting that antibiotics provide little if any benefit for patients with clinically diagnosed acute rhinosinusitis. Yet, antibiotic treatment for upper respiratory tract infections is often both expected by patients and prescribed by physicians,” the researchers write.

Take a minute to read the abstract. How do you currently treat acute sinusitis in adults?  Will this study change your treatment patterns?