Kids normally get lots of upper respiratory infections, so pediatricians need to know what treatments actually relieve symptoms, how to identify a chronic problem, and when to suspect one of the rare serious causes of persistent rhinitis. With a look at how developing sinuses differ from those of adults, pediatric otolaryngologist Garani Nadaraja, MD, FAAP, provides a framework for looking at the condition in children and drops pearls on when to consider antibiotics, imaging, surgical procedures and referrals.
- Describe the difference between acute viral upper respiratory infection, acute bacterial sinusitis and chronic sinusitis
- List co-morbid conditions associated with pediatric rhinosinusitis
- Explain the difference in management of pediatric rhinitis with regards to age
- Describe maximal medical management for a pediatric patient with persistent rhinitis