oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - A review of the management of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis : review

Volume 79, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics is a major concern in the management of acute rhinosinusitis. This is largely due to the difficulty in differentiating between viral and bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract. To address this issue, national practice guidelines for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections have been developed in South Africa. These guidelines are frequently updated as new information becomes available. This article provides a brief overview for the pharmacist on the current guideline-recommended approach to the treatment of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis.

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