If it is decided that the child has a sinus infection and not a viral infection, antibiotics may be given.
If antibiotics are needed, the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will explain exactly how and for how long to give the medicine. It is important to use all of the medicine. It is important not to use old medicine you may have at home.
Medicine may be administered to reduce fever and may be given for the child's comfort. Never give aspirin without talking to the doctor first. Cough medicine and decongestants are not usually recommended and should be used only when agreed on by the child's doctor or nurse.
Other ways to make the child comfortable may include rest and fluids. The child may be more comfortable in a cool room. But, every child is different, and you probably know best what makes your child comfortable.
Hand washing will help stop spreading germs to other family members.
Smoke is very irritating especially for someone with sinusitis. Do not smoke or let anyone else smoke near a child with sinusitis. Keep smoke out of your home.