Known as rhinosinusitis in medical terms, a sinus infection is much more severe than a simple cold and occurs when a person’s nasal cavities become swollen, inflamed and infected. In many cases, fungus or bacteria may also cause sinus. This infection occurs not only in adults but according to medical study, this serious infection been noticed more in kids in recent years. Children who have one should visit their pediatrician or family doctor as soon as possible.
Parents should take time to learn more about common signs or symptoms of a sinus infection in their children. It is important for every responsible parents to know when to take their child to a physician. Here is a list of common signs of Sinus infection in kids:
A child with sinus infection may have severe cough that becomes more worse especially in the evening and morning time. Persistent cough is a big symptom of a more serious condition. A kid who has constant cough, should visit a pediatrician or physician as soon as possible to see whether he/she have a sinus infection or other illness that requires an antibiotic treatment.
When a kid has cold, his congestion will clear up on its own within 6-7 days. A child with sinus infection will continue to experience chronic congestion as well as sinus pain, low grade fever and slight swelling around eyes or cheeks. Your child voice may also sound stuffy. Extreme congestion can also be a serious symptom of sinus infection in kids.
Facial Pain and Headache
While kids may have regular slight headache when they have fever or cold, but children with sinus infection will have an acute headache that causes facial pain. Children with sinus infection also become sensitive to light and experience redness, dark circles and swelling around their eyes.
If you have noticed any of these symptoms in your child, don’t worry. For best treatment and care related to nose, throat and ear related issues, contact Dr. Paul Drago MD, who is an ENT specialist and expert surgeon.