Recurrent, acute rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory condition of the sinuses which lasts up to 4 weeks and there are more than 4 such episodes / year. There is the absence of intervening symptoms without concurrent antibiotic therapy. This diagnosis can be associated with:
This condition can be mistakenly diagnosed in patients who can tell whether or not they still have any problems after the majority of their symptoms clear with treatment. Conditions which may mimic recurrent, acute rhinosinusitis are:
Occasionally, headache or facial pain can masquerade as rhinosinusitis.