Pediatric Sinus issues
Sinusitis means you have inflammation in your sinuses. Common causes of inflammation in your nose and sinuses are viruses (common cold or flu), bacteria (bacterial sinusitis), and allergies.
Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose, in the forehead, and between the eyes. Sinuses produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen (from allergies or a cold), this can block the sinuses and cause pain and infection.
Sinusitis can be acute, lasting for less than four weeks, or chronic, lasting much longer. Acute sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, pollutants, nasal problems and certain diseases can also cause sinusitis.
Symptoms of sinusitis in children can include:
- Facial pain and pressure
- Post nasal drip (mucus drainage from the front of the nose or in the back of the throat)
Treatment for sinus infections in children
When symptoms persist beyond the typical viral duration, treatment for sinus infections in children may include: antibiotics, decongestants, pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications like steroids. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays and vaporizers/humidifiers/moisturizers can also help.
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