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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Sinusitis

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Sinusitis

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: June 2002
Last Revision Date: June 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is sinusitis?

What causes it?

Who can get it?

What are the symptoms?
Young children may complain of having a cold. Symptoms of sinusitis may be similar to a cold but they last for at least 10 days. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis are often milder than symptoms of acute sinusitis.

Is it contagious?

How is it treated?

How long does it last?

Can it be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers

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