Health Tip: When Sinusitis Affects Children02/18/11
(HealthDay News) -- Sinusitis occurs when the air-filled
cavities inside the skull become inflamed.
The University of Maryland Medical Center says these factors
increase your child's risk of developing sinusitis:
- Having hay fever or allergic rhinitis (a stuffy or runny nose
often accompanied by itchy eyes and post-nasal drip).
- Being in daycare.
- Having a condition that affects the cilia (small hairs in the
- Undergoing altitude changes, such as those that occur during
air travel or scuba diving.
- Having enlarged adenoids, or rarely, an infected tooth.
- Having a immune system that's compromised by chemotherapy, HIV
infection or other conditions.
- Having cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that results in
thick, sticky mucus in the lungs and digestive tract.
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