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Sinus congestion can be due to allergy, viruses or bacteria.

Allergy (causing allergic rhinitis or hay fever) will be treated with allergy medications, Viruses (Cold) don’t require antibiotics and our body gets rid of them on its own, cold only requires supportive and symptomatic care.

Sometimes the mucus in the sinuses may get infected with bacteria leading to “Bacterial sinusitis”, which usually develops after your child has had a cold or allergy for at least 10 days.

Signs of bacterial sinusitis are: fever for longer than 72 hours, persistent nasal discharge for at least 10 days, cough during the day and night, that often gets worse at night, tenderness in the face and headaches.