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:Dr. Hubertus Glaser, September 2011