An Overview of Pediatric Sinusitis

by admin on August 10, 2017

Rande Lazar, MD, has worked for more than three decades building a successful career as an otolaryngologist through his positions with such entities as LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. An active member of his field, Rande Lazar, MD, has co-authored numerous medical publications on such topics as pediatric sinusitis. An inflammatory condition, pediatric sinusitis most commonly develops in children who are recovering from either a cold or upper respiratory infection. However, the condition can arise from a number of other afflictions such as allergies, nasal trauma, and tooth infections. Each of these typically hinders normal nasal secretions from leaving the sinuses, which allows bacteria to grow and develop into sinusitis. Many sinusitis symptoms manifest in the same way as cold symptoms, so it is important to know the difference before seeking treatment. Children with sinusitis often experience coughing and nasal discharge for an excess of 10 days and typically experience a fever for twice as long as they would with a cold. Other symptoms specific to sinusitis include bad breath and swelling of the eye areas. Pediatricians most commonly prescribe antibiotics to treat this condition but may also recommend steroid nasal spray or mucus thinners.

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