Review finds only a small benefit from antibiotic use in patients with acute sinusitis


Sinusitis is one of the commonest reasons for visiting the doctor accounting for 15% to 21% of all adult outpatient antibiotic prescriptions. Patients may also present at dental practices, as pain from upper posterior teeth can be indistinguishable from sinusitis.  Typical signs and symptoms are purulent nasal discharge, postnasal drip, sinus pain at palpation, nasal [read the full story…]

Amoxycillin not helpful for acute sinusitis


Acute sinusitis (rhinosinusitis) is a common disease with 1 in 5 antibiotic prescriptions for adults in the United States being for sinusitis.  US Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) guidelines recommend using clinical criteria for diagnosis and  reserving antibiotic treatment for patients with moderately severe or severe symptoms.  The aim of this study was [read the full story…]