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Conditions We Treat: Pediatric Sinusitis

Pediatric sinusitis is a condition in children where the sinuses can become inflamed or swollen.

Pediatric Sinusitis: What You Need to Know

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  • The most common symptoms of pediatric sinusitis are coughing, behavioral changes, fatigue, eye swelling, fever, nausea and thick nasal or postnasal drainage.
  • Viral respiratory infections have similar symptoms to sinus infections in children. However, if symptoms persist beyond 7 to 10 days, it is likely your child may be suffering from a sinus infection.
  • Most children respond well to medical treatment for sinusitis, which may include antibiotics, nasal saline and nasal steroids.
  • Children who do not respond to medical treatment may be candidates for surgical treatment, which may include adenoidectomy or sinus surgery.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Pediatric Sinusitis?

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Our Physicians


Rely on the expertise of our physicians to treat pediatric sinusitis.

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Our Patient Education


Our Sinus Center team recorded online seminars and answers to frequently asked questions to keep our patients informed about their condition and treatment options.

Watch our sinus and allergy patient education videos.