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Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20)

Below you will find a list of symptoms and social/emotional consequences of your rhinosinusitis. To find out your score, simply answer the following questions to the best of your ability. There are no right or wrong answers, and only you can provide us with this information. Please rate your problems as they have been over the past two weeks. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance if necessary.

HOW TO TAKE THIS TEST: Consider how severe the problem is when you experience it and how frequently it happens. Below the test there is a secure online form available should you want to reach out to us and request an appointment.

Please use the following scale to rate your symptoms.

SNOT 20 Questionnaire

0 - 5

1. Need to blow nose
2. Sneezing
3. Runny nose
4. Cough
5. Post-nasal discharge
6. Thick nasal discharge
7. Ear fullness
8. Dizziness
9. Ear pain
10. Facial pain / pressure
11. Difficulty falling asleep
12. Wake up at night
13. Lack of sleep
14. Wake up tired
15. Fatigue
16. Reduced productivity
17. Reduced concentration
18. Frustrated / restless/ irritable
19. Sad
20. Embarrassed
  Click to Calculate Score*

Score Evaluation Recommended Next Step
0 to 10

No problem to mild problem

No actions necessary or symptoms can usually be treated with OTC medication.

11 to 40

Moderate problem

An appointment with a specialist is recommended. Medical treatment, allergy control, and sinus procedures all potentially helpful.

41 to 69

Moderate to severe

An appointment with a specialist is recommended. Medical treatment, allergy control, and sinus procedures all potentially helpful.

70 to 100

Severe to “as bad as it can be”

An appointment with a specialist is recommended. Will likely need combinations of allergy control and sinus procedures to improve.

* NOTE: The SNOT score evaluation is to be used as a guide and not a physician’s diagnosis. Treatment to be determined by doctor upon appointment.

Do you have concerns or questions about your SNOT score and would like to request an appointment or more information? Please complete the online form below or call our office direct at (717) 274-9775.

Section Resources

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining. If the sinus opening becomes blocked due to this swelling, normal mucus drainage may not occur, and this may lead to recurrent sinus infections and painful symptoms. Sinusitis can be acute, lasting for less than four weeks, or chronic, lasting longer than 12 weeks. When sinus symptoms last longer than 12 weeks, you should see one of our ENT doctors for a diagnosis.

What is Sinusitis?

FESS - Functional Edoscopic Sinus Surgery

Surgery is done when the symptoms can’t be controlled with medications and other treatments. The most common type of surgery for the sinuses is called Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. The purpose of the surgery is to widen the natural drainage pathways between the sinuses and the nose, allowing mucus to get out of the sinuses and air to get in. Medications that are delivered to the surface of the nose and sinuses, like sprays and irrigations, can get into the sinuses better after surgery as well.

Balloon vs. Sinus Surgery

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive in office procedure, performed under local anesthesia, that delivers immediate and long-lasting relief. Your doctor will reshape your sinus pathways by inflating small balloons in key places in the nose and sinuses, restoring drainage.

Balloon Sinuplasty

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