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Summary for primary care

Acute Sinusitis in Adults Fact Sheet

Latest Guidance Updates

October 2022: updates to the coronavirus and further resources sections, and addition of a new 'useful facts' section.


This updated Guidelines summary of the Self Care Forum fact sheet on acute sinusitis in adults provides community pharmacy teams with recommendations for advising patients on self-managing sinusitis, and includes:

  • useful facts
  • what patients can expect to happen 
  • what people can do to help themselves—now and in the future
  • when to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
  • where to find out more information.

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Acute Sinusitis in Adults Fact Sheet

Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this fact sheet is correct at the time of publication, but information and self-care advice may change. The information provided is for general education only and does not list all the facts, management options, and warning symptoms. The fact sheet should only be provided in the context of the consultation, where the healthcare professional will be able to draw attention to particularly relevant information.