Sinusitis

Sinusitis an infection of the air pockets (sinuses) in your face. This can cause puffiness (swelling). It can also cause drainage from your sinuses.

HOME CARE

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Drink enough fluids to keep your pee (urine) clear or pale yellow.

  • Apply moist heat or ice packs for pain relief.

  • Use salt (saline) nose sprays. The spray will wet the thick fluid in the nose. This can help the sinuses drain.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have a fever.

  • Your baby is older than 3 months with a rectal temperature of 102° F (38.9° C) or higher.

  • Your baby is 3 months old or younger with a rectal temperature of 100.4° F (38° C) or higher.

  • The pain gets worse.

  • You get a very bad headache.

  • You keep throwing up (vomiting).

  • Your face gets puffy.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.