What to expect?
The first few years of life can be the most enjoyable and yet the most taxing. In the first two years of life, the average child experiences 8-10 colds per year. This is an average, meaning some kids are sick more often, and some kids are sick less often. Common risk factors include daycare, older siblings, playgroups and maybe having a pediatrician for a parent.
AAP Criteria for Presumptive Diagnosis of Bacterial Sinusiis
- 1. Severe Onset
- - temperature > 102 plus purulent nasal discharge x 3 days
- 2. Worsening Course
- progressive symptoms
- new fever, nasal discharge or daytime cough after initial improvement
- 3. Persistent illness
- duration > 10 days
- no improvement