What are typical symptoms of naso-sinusitis?

A sinusitis (medical: sinusitis) can be expressed as follows:

  • Purulent (green-yellow) runny nose

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  • Nose blocked (often only on one side)
  • inflammation of the maxillary sinus pain and possibly redness of the affected cheek or next to the nose, reinforced when stooping
  • in inflammation of the ethmoid cells redness and swelling in the area of ​​the root of the nose (between the eyebrows)

The maxillary sinuses are not yet educated before the age of 4 and can therefore ignite only from this age. Incidentally, the nasal sinus inflammation itself is not contagious, but the most initially existing cold already.

Caution: The inflammation of the ethmoidal cells is an altogether quite rare event that usually occurs in the first year of life. Untreated, there is a risk of meningitis, your child must immediately in case of the case to the doctor!

Author:, September 2011