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getting a sinus infection

my 4 month old is starting t get a sinus infection or a cold. When we go to the doctor today do you think they will give us a prescription of tell me something over the counter? Has your child had this and what did u do.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If what your baby has appears to be a virus, the doctor will most likely tell you to just wait it out, and possibly use a plain saline spray and the little nose-sucker thingy, plus tylenol if needed. If it appears to be bacterial, you will most likely walk out with a prescription for antibiotics.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 9:18 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • It all depends are you sure it is his sinuses? My son at 3 months, i thought he was congested and it was his sinuses, she gave us a decongestant for him and told us to use a humidifier

    Answer by brannen at 9:18 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • At 4 mos old, they'll probably send you home with care instructions that don't include medication. Pseudoephedrine (the drug that is used most often to treat sinus swelling) isn't safe to use in a child that young. So you'll have to just wait for the virus to run its course. Treat the symptoms with moist air, keep his nasal passages clear using a bulb syringe. If you're nursing, try squirting some breastmilk into his nose before you suction it out. Manage any fever with regular Tylenol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • If it is viral (a cold), they wont prescribe anything, they will just tell you to wait it out.
    If it is bacterial, or some sort of infection, they may or may not write you a prescription.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 1:26 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

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