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Medication Attention For Children Sinusitis Infection

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Half of the time, sinusitis resolves on its own. This is why most doctors will not treat sinusitis with antibiotics until the symptoms are increasing (profuse cough, green runny nose, or bad head­ache) or have persisted for two to three weeks.

Furthermore, the course of antibiotics is long. To treat sinusitis completely, antibi­otics must be given for 10 to 14 days, sometimes longer.

A broad range of antibiotics can be used for sinus infections. Penicillins, cephalosporins, and macrolides (such as erythromy­cin) are among the most commonly used antibiotics.

Your doc­tor’s choice will depend on how recently your child has been on an antibiotic, how sensitive the bacteria in the community are to various drugs, and whether your child is allergic to any medica­tions.

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