Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a condition where a child suffers from inflammation or infection of one or more of the sinuses. Depending on the child’s age, this may occur in the pair of sinuses located between the eyes (ethmoid) and/or the pair of sinuses behind the cheekbones (maxillary).

As children get older, they develop a pair of frontal sinuses (in the forehead) and a pair of sphenoid sinuses (behind the nose), which can also become affected.

It is often difficult to tell the difference between a cold and a sinus infection. A cold has many of the same symptoms but will usually get worse around the third or fourth day and be improving by a week to 10 days. A sinus infection is usually worsening instead of improving at a week to 10 days.

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Signs and Symptoms

  • Bad breath
  • Cough (especially at nighttime)
  • Facial swelling and changes in your child’s behavior
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Post nasal drip (causes frequent throat clearing)
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Symptoms worsening at a week to 10 days

When to See a Specialist

A pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist will help to determine whether a surgical procedure may be helpful for your child. Your doctor may recommend surgical treatment of the sinuses using functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), sinus culture or an adenoidectomy. Contact a specialist:

  • If your child has had several acute sinus infections in the past several years or has long-standing chronic sinusitis, which does not seem to go away completely with antibiotics.
  • If your child has a sinusitis that seems to be linked to an allergic condition.

Meet Our Pediatric Sinusitis Specialists

Thomas Andrews, MD ENT / Otolaryngology

Dr. Andrews is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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Peter Karempelis, MD ENT / Otolaryngology

Dr. Karempelis is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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Rose Trowbridge, MD ENT / Otolaryngology

Dr. Trowbridge is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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Kathleen Wasylik, MD ENT / Otolaryngology

Dr. Wasylik is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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 Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists provide surgery and services at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and its Outpatient Care Center in St. Petersburg. Find a specialist at one of these locations:

PHONE: 727-329-5400 FAX: 727-329-5401

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care St. Petersburg

601 5th Street South, Suite 701, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Brandon Office

10080 Balaye Run Drive, Tampa, FL 33619

Clearwater Office

1700 McMullen Booth Road, Suite B1, Clearwater, FL 33759

Odessa Office

14111 State Road 54, Odessa, FL 33556

Sarasota Office

5911 North Honore Avenue, Suite 116, Sarasota, FL 34243

Tampa Office

4726 North Habana Avenue, Suite 204, Tampa, FL 33614