If your child is found to have a sinus infection and not a viral infection, they may receive antibiotics.
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. Do not use old medicine you may have at home.
You may give medicine to reduce fever and keep your child comfortable. Never give aspirin without talking to the doctor first. Cough medicine and decongestants are not usually recommended, and you should use them only if your doctor tells you it is OK.
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.