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How should my child be treated for sinusitis?

Your child’s doctor will talk with you about specific care for your child. Some general guidelines to follow include:

  • Antibiotics as prescribed by your child’s doctor.
  • Oral decongestants if prescribed by your child’s doctor.
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol or less costly store brand) or ibuprofen (Motrin,
          Advil or less costly store brand) may be given for fever and pain.
          Follow the directions on the box carefully or ask your doctor how
          much medicine to give.

       - Do not give your child more than 5 doses of acetaminophen in a
          24-hour period.

       - Do not give acetaminophen to babies less than 3 months of age without
          talking with your child's doctor.

       - Do not give ibuprofen to babies less than 6 months of age without 
          talking with your child's doctor.

  • Make sure your child takes the medicine for the entire time it prescribed
  • Avoid cigarette smoke and odor around your child.

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