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When should I call the doctor about my child’s sinusitis?

Call your child’s doctor if your child:

  • Does not smile or show interest in play for at least a few minutes during
          any four-hour period.
  • Seems to be working hard to breathe.
  • Still has a fever of 100.3°F after taking the antibiotic for 48-72 hours.
  • Has redness or swelling around the eyes.
  • Has a severe headache not relieved by acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Seems to be getting worse instead of better.
  • Still has symptoms after the antibiotic is finished.
  • Is unable to keep the medicine down.

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