Sinus infectionsSSinus infectionsSinus infectionsEnglishOtolaryngologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Headache;Nasal congestion;Runny nose;Sore throat2019-10-30T04:00:00ZMark Feldman MD, FRCPC; Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng9.3000000000000049.2000000000000550.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of this condition marked by an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses, along with tips on how to help your child recover.</p><h2>What is sinusitis?</h2><p>The sinuses are the cavities in bones around the nose, eyes and in the forehead. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses. The inflammation occurs because of a bacterial infection. Inflammation causes swelling. Sinusitis is more common in children over 10 years old.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title">Sinuses</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Sinuses_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Location of the frontal sinus, maxillary sinus, sphenoid sinus (deep) and ethmoid sinuses" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The sinuses are hollow cavities within the facial bones. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses. </li><li>Most often, sinus infections are caused by a virus and do not need antibiotics.</li><li>Sinusitis is more common in children over age 10.</li><li>Sinus infection may require antibiotics if symptoms are severe, worsening or last longer than 10 days.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of sinusitis</h2><p>Symptoms may include:</p><ul><li>nasal discharge that persists for five to six days and then worsens</li><li>daytime cough that can be worse at night</li><li>new onset of fever many days into an illness</li><li>thick yellow-green mucous coming out of the nose for at least three days</li><li>facial pain</li><li>swelling around the eye and over the sinuses</li><li>headache that worsens when bending forward</li></ul><h2>Causes</h2><p>Sinus infections almost always start from a viral infection. Even when the sinus infection is caused by a bacterial infection, the infection often clears up on its own in a week or so.</p><h2>What your child's doctor can do for your child with sinusitis</h2><h3>Physical examination</h3><p>Your child's doctor will examine your child. Usually reviewing signs and symptoms is enough to make a diagnosis. Imaging of the sinuses with X-rays or CT scans are usually not required.</p><h2>Treatment</h2> <p>Once diagnosed with bacterial sinusitis, your child’s doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics. The infection should start to improve within 48 to 72 hours.</p><p>Sometimes sinus infections can cause skin infections or spread into the area around the eye or into the bones of the face. Severe infections can also cause infections in the brain. These complications are very rare, and symptoms may include:</p><ul><li>swelling or redness of the skin around the eye</li><li>pain with eye movements or limited eye movements</li><li>decreased vision</li><li>seizures</li><li>very severe headache</li><li>photophobia (pain when looking at light)</li></ul><h2>When to get medical assistance</h2><p>See a doctor or visit the nearest Emergency Department right away if:</p><ul><li>your child has a high fever and a bad headache</li><li>your child has swelling around their eyes, has a change in their vision or has trouble moving their eyes</li></ul>
SinusiteSSinusiteSinusitisFrenchOtolaryngologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Headache;Nasal congestion;Runny nose;Sore throat2010-02-15T05:00:00ZMark Feldman MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000071.0000000000000950.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Voici un aperçu à comprendre de cette maladie caractérisée par une inflammation de la paroi des sinus, ainsi que des conseils pour aider votre enfant à se rétablir.<br></p><h2>Qu’est-ce que la sinusite?</h2><p>Les sinus sont des cavités dans l’os qui entoure le nez et les yeux, ainsi que dans le front. La sinusite est une inflammation de la paroi de ces sinus. L’inflammation survient à cause d’une infection bactérienne. Elle cause un gonflement des sinus. La sinusite est plus fréquente chez les enfants âgés de plus de dix ans.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title">Sinus</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Sinuses_MED_ILL_FR.jpg" alt="L’emplacement du sinus frontal, du sinus maxillaire, des sinus sphénoïdes et les sinus ethmoïdes" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Les sinus sont des cavités dans les os de la face. La sinusite est une inflammation de la paroi des sinus.</figcaption> </figure><h2>À retenir<br></h2><ul><li>La sinusite est une inflammation de la paroi des sinus. </li><li>La sinusite est plus fréquente chez les enfants de plus de dix ans.</li><li>Au nombre des symptômes, on compte les symptômes du rhume qui durent plus de dix jours et un mal de tête qui empire quand la personne se penche par en-avant.<br></li><li>Les antibiotiques devraient aider à mettre fin à l’infection dans les 48 à 72 heures.</li><li>Ne donnez pas d’AAS à votre enfant.</li></ul><h2>Signes et symptômes de la sinusite</h2> <p>Voici quelques symptômes :</p> <ul> <li>symptômes du rhume qui durent plus de 10 jours;</li> <li>maux de tête qui empirent quand la personne se penche;</li> <li>fièvres élevées;</li> <li>mucus jaunâtre et verdâtre épais qui s’écoule du nez pendant au moins trois jours;</li> <li>enflure autour des yeux et au-dessus des sinus;</li> <li>douleurs au visage.</li> </ul><h2>Causes</h2> <p>La sinusite est causée par une obstruction dans les cavités du nez et de la gorge. Quand l’enfant est en santé, le mucus produit dans les sinus emprisonne les bactéries nocives et envoie les bactéries vers la paroi des sinus, qui sont ensuite drainés. En cas d’obstruction, les bactéries s’accumulent et peuvent se multiplier. Ce phénomène peut se produire si un enfant est atteint d’une infection virale comme un rhume, qui peut donner lieu à une infection des sinus. Cette infection fait enfler les tissus sinusaux. </p><h2>Ce que le médecin peut faire pour votre enfant atteint de sinusite</h2> <h3>Examen physique</h3> <p>Le médecin examinera votre enfant. Habituellement, le seul examen des signes et symptômes suffit pour poser un diagnostic. On pourrait aussi envisager de faire une TAO.</p><h2>Traitement</h2> <p>Une fois que votre enfant aura reçu son diagnostic, le médecin prescrira probablement des antibiotiques. L’infection devrait commencer à se résorber dans les 48 à 72 heures.</p><h2>Quand consulter</h2> <p>Consultez un médecin, appelez le 9-1-1 ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus près immédiatement si :</p> <ul> <li>votre enfant a une forte fièvre et un important mal de tête.</li> </ul>

 

 

 

 

Sinus infections832.000000000000Sinus infectionsSinus infectionsSEnglishOtolaryngologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Headache;Nasal congestion;Runny nose;Sore throat2019-10-30T04:00:00ZMark Feldman MD, FRCPC; Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng9.3000000000000049.2000000000000550.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of this condition marked by an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses, along with tips on how to help your child recover.</p><h2>What is sinusitis?</h2><p>The sinuses are the cavities in bones around the nose, eyes and in the forehead. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses. The inflammation occurs because of a bacterial infection. Inflammation causes swelling. Sinusitis is more common in children over 10 years old.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title">Sinuses</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Sinuses_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Location of the frontal sinus, maxillary sinus, sphenoid sinus (deep) and ethmoid sinuses" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The sinuses are hollow cavities within the facial bones. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses. </li><li>Most often, sinus infections are caused by a virus and do not need antibiotics.</li><li>Sinusitis is more common in children over age 10.</li><li>Sinus infection may require antibiotics if symptoms are severe, worsening or last longer than 10 days.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of sinusitis</h2><p>Symptoms may include:</p><ul><li>nasal discharge that persists for five to six days and then worsens</li><li>daytime cough that can be worse at night</li><li>new onset of fever many days into an illness</li><li>thick yellow-green mucous coming out of the nose for at least three days</li><li>facial pain</li><li>swelling around the eye and over the sinuses</li><li>headache that worsens when bending forward</li></ul><h2>Causes</h2><p>Sinus infections almost always start from a viral infection. Even when the sinus infection is caused by a bacterial infection, the infection often clears up on its own in a week or so.</p><p>If symptoms last longer than 10 days, symptoms start to improve and then worsen, or are very severe, the sinus infection could be getting worse and may be caused by bacteria. In this case, your child may need antibiotics.</p><h2>What your child's doctor can do for your child with sinusitis</h2><h3>Physical examination</h3><p>Your child's doctor will examine your child. Usually reviewing signs and symptoms is enough to make a diagnosis. Imaging of the sinuses with X-rays or CT scans are usually not required.</p><h2>Treatment</h2> <p>Once diagnosed with bacterial sinusitis, your child’s doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics. The infection should start to improve within 48 to 72 hours.</p><p>Sometimes sinus infections can cause skin infections or spread into the area around the eye or into the bones of the face. Severe infections can also cause infections in the brain. These complications are very rare, and symptoms may include:</p><ul><li>swelling or redness of the skin around the eye</li><li>pain with eye movements or limited eye movements</li><li>decreased vision</li><li>seizures</li><li>very severe headache</li><li>photophobia (pain when looking at light)</li></ul><h2>How you can help your child </h2><h3>Monitor the fever and complete the antibiotics</h3><p>The fever usually improves 48 to 72 hours after starting antibiotics. Complete the course of antibiotic therapy as prescribed. This is important to prevent a recurrence, antibiotic resistance and complications of the disease. <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">Acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> can be used to treat fever or pain.<br></p><h3>Offer your child liquids, often</h3><p>Give plenty of liquids. Sipping with a straw or sippy cup may help.</p><h2>When to get medical assistance</h2><p>See a doctor or visit the nearest Emergency Department right away if:</p><ul><li>your child has a high fever and a bad headache</li><li>your child has swelling around their eyes, has a change in their vision or has trouble moving their eyes</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Sinuses_MED_ILL_EN.jpgSinus infectionsFalse