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A 42-year-old female asked:

My son is 9 years old has a history of sinusitis and allergies he has been up for 24 hours with sneezing and runny nose, could it be a sinus infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
More likely Allergy: Sinus infections are common in kids with allergies but tend to settle in quietly with facial pain, fever & persistent drainage. An acute sneezing fit is more likely the result of an exposure to a major irritant or allergen that settled in his nasal passages, triggering the event.Steroid naal sprays are sometimes helpful for this type of event.Contact your doc & review the situation for further rx.
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Could be: try saline nose drops,benadryl,tylenol (acetaminophen).if he develops a fever it could be a sinus infection--get him checked.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Not Benadryl (diphenhydramine): There are far better AND SAFER antihistamines which will not make him dopey. Claratin, Allegra, and Zyrtec are less expensive if you look for the generics. OTC NASACORT (triamcinolone) is more effective, can be used with antihistamine or by itself. Antibiotics are not appropriate unless there is fever and pain.

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