Pediatric sinus infections, also called pediatric sinusitis, occurs when the sinuses become inflamed or infected. This can be the result of different causes, each of which has their own options for treatment. It is essential to consult a medical professional if your child is experiencing symptoms of a sinus infection so they can receive the best possible treatment. Here, you can find all of the information you need on pediatric sinus infections. At NJ ENT, our team of experienced Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists are committed to providing informative and personalized care for children dealing with sinusitis.

Pediatric Sinus Infection Causes

There are three main causes of pediatric sinus infections. The most common cause is viral infections. These are usually the same infections that cause the common cold. The second cause is bacterial infections. These can occur as a complication of viral infections or independently. Finally, allergies can cause pediatric sinus infections. They can trigger inflammation of the sinuses which can lead to similar symptoms. A medical professional can diagnose a pediatric sinus infection in your child and the cause of it.

Pediatric Sinus Infections Symptoms

It is important to be aware of the symptoms of pediatric sinus infections. If untreated, your child can develop complications or chronic sinusitis. Severity of symptoms and the appearance of new ones can be an indicator of complications. Keep track of your child’s symptoms to understand their health. Here are pediatric sinus infection symptoms to be aware of:

  • Nasal Congestion
  • Thick Nasal Discharge
  • Green or Yellow Nasal Discharge
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Facial Pain or Pressure
  • Bad Breath
  • Fatigue

Pediatric Sinus Infections Treatment

Each cause will have different treatment options. Here are some treatments a medical professional may prescribe your child if they are diagnosed with a pediatric sinus infection based on the cause:

  • Viral Infection (Cause):  Treatments will focus on relieving symptoms until the infection passes using over-the-counter pain relievers, nasal sprays, and humidifiers
  • Bacterial Infection (Cause): Treatment may include antibiotics to help with the infection. It is important to finish the full prescription, even if you child feels better before they finish it.
  • Allergies (Cause): Treatment will focus on addressing your child’s allergies with medication and other treatments.

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