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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. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics

In brief: Could be

try saline nose drops,benadryl,tylenol (acetaminophen).
if he develops a fever it could be a sinus infection--get him checked.

In brief: Could be

try saline nose drops,benadryl,tylenol (acetaminophen).
if he develops a fever it could be a sinus infection--get him checked.
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
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