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Sinus infection ( Sinusitis) In Children

Sinusitis is a kind of infection. These infections generally happen after a cold or with allergies. There are 3 types of sinusitis:

a. Short-term (acute). Short-term sinusitis means when infection lasts less than 12 weeks.

b. Long-term (chronic). These symptoms stay longer than 12 weeks.

c. Recurrent. This means the infection comes back periodically.


Fungi, bacteria, viruses, and allergens can cause sinusitis. 

a. The common cold.

b. The flu (influenza).

c. Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria.

d. Haemophilus influenza bacteria.

e. Moraxella catarrhalis bacteria.

f. Nasal and seasonal allergies.


a. Stuffy nose

b. Thick, colored drainage in the nose

c. Drainage down the back of the throat (postnasal drip)

d. Headache

e. Cough

f. Pain or soreness over sinuses

g. Fever

h. Loss of smell

When to Seek Medical Care?

See a doctor if your child has

a. Severe symptoms, like severe headache or facial pain.

b. Symptoms that get worse after improving.

c. Symptoms lasting more than 10 days without getting better.

d. Fever longer than 3-4 days.


Your baby’s doctor will determine if your child has a sinus infection or not by asking about symptoms and examining. Doctors do not use antibiotics for many sinus infections. Most sinus infections usually get better automatically without antibiotics. However in some severe cases doctor give antibiotics. This completely depends on the severity of symptoms.

How to Feel Better

Some ways are mentioned below to help relieve sinus pain and pressure of your child:

a. Put a warm compress over the nose and forehead to help relieve sinus pressure.

b. Use a decongestant or saline nasal spray.

c. Breathe in steam from a bowl of hot water or shower.

Ask your pediatrician about over-the-counter medicines that can help you feel better.


If your child is facing this type of condition, then you can connect with a qualified child specialist like Dr. Sovana Hoque, the best child specialist near me in Newtown Kolkata at Child & Wellness Care for the best pediatric clinic in Newtown Kolkata.

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