Treatments for Sinusitis in Children

Treatment of sinusitis may include the following:

  • antibiotics, as determined by your child's physician (antibiotics are usually given for 10 to 14 days, and sometimes longer)
     
  • acetaminophen (for pain or discomfort)
     
  • use of a cool mist humidifier in your child's room
     
  • nasal drops

Decongestants and antihistamines may not help the symptoms of sinusitis.