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

May 2, 2014

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

Sub-acute

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.

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Ever wondered just how effective those tablets your Doctor prescribed for a common cold really are?

October 23, 2012

That’s exactly what I ended up wondering after returning home with a shopping bag full of antibiotics, pain medications, mucus relievers and other smarty-like tablets. Wow, I’m starting to sound like one of those neurotic people that goes to the Doctor for the faintest of sniffles but in reality, I only really get a cold every winter season and most do go away on their own; but my latest one seems to have become super resilient to what I term my “inner fighting abilities” because I just couldn’t seem to rid myself of the cold symptoms well into the second week.

So what did my research uncover? Overall findings show that my common cold is a result of viruses and not bacteria however antibiotics are used to treat bacterial invasions and not viruses… interesting… so why all the antibiotics especially considering using antibiotics when there is no infection, can be both harmful and can lead to possible allergic reactions when overused?

One of the main reasons behind the recommendation of antibiotics for colds is that they have been found to help in treating cough symptoms with a recent study being performed on children with colds and accompanying cold symptoms. The main benefit found here was that antibiotics and anti-tussive medications (Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing) or a combination of both helps alleviate coughing which can be quite intense in children and infants so there may be a high possibility that giving antibiotics to alleviate coughing allows the child’s “inner fighting abilities” to kick-into-gear, assisting it in treating the actual cold.

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So if your “inner fighting ability” has taken an early Christmas vacation or just down-tooled on you, don’t fret… perhaps take treatment measures from the onset the natural way and if this doesn’t work, you can always make that appointment with your GP for the inevitable recommendation of antibiotics; if only to treat your coughing.