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Pediatric Sinusitis

Key points about sinusitis in children

  • Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses.
  • When discharge from the nose is blocked, bacteria may start to grow. This leads to a sinus infection or sinusitis.
  • Acute sinusitis may get better on its own. But if it doesn’t, medicine can be prescribed.
  • For chronic sinusitis, the healthcare provider may refer your child to an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) for testing and treatment.
  • To help prevent sinusitis, have your child use saline sprays or washes to keep the nose moist. Use a humidifier in dry inside areas.


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Prevention and Risk Assessment

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Providers Who Treat Sinusitis

    Departments that Treat Sinusitis

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    Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic

    Our Aerodigestive Clinic provide specialized care for children with airway problems and feeding disorders.

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    Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

    Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.