Sinus Infections

Sinus infections may result from prolonged colds. A sinus infection should be suspected if:

  • the cold lasts longer than 2 weeks
  • a fever of greater than 100.5F or greater occurs for three days or more as part of the cold.
  • your child has had a cold for several days and then starts complaining of a headache under the eyebrows or in the cheekbones.  It is common to have a headache and body ache the first few days of a cold.
  • it is normal for mucous to be either clear or colored (yellow or green) at various times during the cold.  Yellow or green mucous is not a sign of a sinus infection.
  • young children get colds frequently.  Children under three get an average of 6 to 10 colds a year each lasting for 1 to 2 weeks.

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  • Alger Pediatrics
    733 Alger St. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507