Sinusitis in children means that a pediatrician has inflammation of one or more sinuses.
The disease mostly occurs in the maxillary and septal sinuses, and can be seen in the frontal and pterygoid sinuses after the age of 4. The main symptoms are nasal congestion, runny nose, headache, and chronic cough. The sinus openings of pediatric sinuses are relatively long and narrow, and sinusitis can be triggered by children’s weak resistance to disease factors such as colds, asthma, allergic rhinitis, or directly by foreign bodies, bacteria, and other factors.
Sinusitis in children can be divided into two types: acute and chronic, both of which have more serious symptoms than adult sinusitis and require timely treatment. The early symptoms of acute sinusitis in children are similar to those of rhinitis and colds, and are easily overlooked or misdiagnosed by parents. However, the disease progresses severely and can cause psychiatric symptoms and even lead to convulsions in children. Chronic sinusitis in children has a long duration and repeated attacks can affect the growth and development of the child, and can lead to complications such as chronic otitis media, rheumatism, and even kidney damage.
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