What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is an infection of one or more of the sinus cavities, often caused by bacteria or an allergy. The sinuses are air pockets in the forehead and in the area surrounding the eyes and nose that function to filter and warm the air we breathe. When infected, the lining of the sinus cavity becomes swollen, causing a build up of fluid or mucus. This build up is responsible for symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, headache, pain and sinus pressure, which your child may be experiencing.
If your doctor has prescribed a treatment for sinusitis or suggested an antibiotic for your little one, it is very important to follow your doctor’s dosage instructions accurately. Make sure your child finishes the full prescription as advised, even if he/she feels better in a few days. Incomplete treatment of sinusitis may lead to recurrence of the infection. If the symptoms persist after you have finished the prescription, then please contact your doctor