Sinusitis is an infection of the lining of the sinus cavities in your child's head. Sinusitis often follows a cold and causes pain and pressure in the head and face.
In most cases, sinusitis gets better on its own in 1 to 2 weeks. But some mild symptoms may last for several weeks. Sometimes antibiotics are needed.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
July 29, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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