Paediatric Sinusitis – Part 3 (What are the symptoms and who is more likely to develop Paediatric Sinusitis?)

What are the symptoms of Paediatric Sinusitis?

Symptoms in children tend to be more pronounced than those of adults.

  • A runny nose with colored nasal mucus. Mucus may be yellow or green and can even be clear in color. Mucus drains in large amounts.
  • Coughing, a sore throat and bad breath (halitosis) with accompanying post nasal drip or mucus running down the back of the throat.
  • A fever or increase in body temperature.
  • Lethargy
  • Facial pain (usually occurs only in children older than 5) and swelling in certain areas such as around the eyes and cheeks may occur. Headaches may also be present.
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms that last for more than two weeks / 14 days.
  • Vomiting and nausea or even an upset stomach
  • A foul odor emanating from the nasal passages.


Symptoms vary depending on the level of sinusitis a child has:


Acute Sinusitis


Chronic Sinusitis

Recurrent Sinusitis

  • Lasts for over two weeks
  • Coughing
  • Congestion
  • Rhinitis or a runny nose
  • A fever
  • Ear infections or otitis media (middle ear infection)
  • Pain in the forehead region or headaches
  • Symptoms similar to those of a cold or flu are experienced.
  • Inflammation, swelling and discomfort felt for 1 to 1 ½ months.
  • Yellow, cloudy or colored nasal mucus.
  • Symptoms of acute sinusitis are present.
  • Sinusitis that has lasted for over 2 months.
  • Yellow or green nasal mucus.
  • All symptoms of acute sinusitis are present.
  • Sinusitis that has progressed on and off for a period of 1 year.
  • Persistent coughing
  • Recurrent Sinus infections over a period of time.
  • All symptoms of acute sinusitis are present.

Who is more likely to develop Paediatric Sinusitis?

Paediatric sinusitis is not more prevalent with regards to race, sex and age.

4 Responses to Paediatric Sinusitis – Part 3 (What are the symptoms and who is more likely to develop Paediatric Sinusitis?)

  1. Mark David says:

    Very nice and useful information. Nasal problem occurs in younger children and we need to care for them more. Thanks for sharing this information.

  2. Dorah says:

    Good Day

    Based on what I just read, I think my daughter who is 5 years old is having acute sinusitis. When this happens, which is mostly during change of season she gets runny nose, coughs constantly, sore throat, sometimes complains of her ears, vomits mucus and has to clear her nose often with white mucus coming out. I strongly think that she has post nasal drip and the doctor also confirmed this during some of our visits to the doctor. She also experience flu like symptoms. We have been to her doctor more times than I can remember. The doctor always prescribes steroids, antibiotic, cough syrups and some medications to nubulise. I don’t like it when she has to take steroids and antibiotics every now and again. It’s been a month and a half since winter started here in South Africa and already we have been to the doctor twice with the same sickness so this is the second time that she had to take the above medication. I hate to see her go through this. Please advice as to which sinuswars medication she should be taking. I will order it from your SA distributor Anita.

    Thank you and kind regards


    • sinuswars says:

      Dear Dorah,
      Can you please confirm if you daughter has ever been tested for or diagnosed with allergies as this should help me identify a correct remedy for her to take.

  3. Agueda says:

    I only knew fever and nasal discharge as the symptoms. Thanks for sharing.

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