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Is it normal for a two year old to have sinus infections at least every two months.?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
In brief: May not be normal.
Infants and toddlers can get 6-12 viruses yearly;if in daycare, double to triple that.
If your child's diagnosed with bacterial sinusitis that often it's reasonable to look for underlying causes. As dr. Ferguson said, food allergies & exposure to irritants like smoke are common causes;respiratory allergies are a big cause, too. Serious causes are rare.Ask your child's doctor to evaluate.

In brief: May not be normal.
Infants and toddlers can get 6-12 viruses yearly;if in daycare, double to triple that.
If your child's diagnosed with bacterial sinusitis that often it's reasonable to look for underlying causes. As dr. Ferguson said, food allergies & exposure to irritants like smoke are common causes;respiratory allergies are a big cause, too. Serious causes are rare.Ask your child's doctor to evaluate.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Cindy Juster
You're welcome--I hope things improve soon!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: I see a few that do
Some kids seem to have specific patern illness that represents their size/vulnerabilities.
Toddlers have frequent respiratory viruses & may have food allergies that also cause xs drainage & predispose kids to rhinosinusitis. After a few in toddlers i like to have food allergy testing.That is one area where diet change might decrease frequency.Avoiding smokers/perfumes/candles etc also helps.

In brief: I see a few that do
Some kids seem to have specific patern illness that represents their size/vulnerabilities.
Toddlers have frequent respiratory viruses & may have food allergies that also cause xs drainage & predispose kids to rhinosinusitis. After a few in toddlers i like to have food allergy testing.That is one area where diet change might decrease frequency.Avoiding smokers/perfumes/candles etc also helps.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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