How can sinusitis be prevented?

You can reduce the risk of sinus infections for your child by reducing exposure to known environmental allergies and pollutants such as tobacco smoke, reducing his/her time at day care, and treating stomach acid reflux disease.

Breast feeding is generally protective of allergy. When this is not possible, efforts should be made to wean/supplement with extensively hydrolyzed hypoallergenic protein hydrolysate.

Also, the following feeding rules should be followed:

  • The child should have at least a six month delay in consuming solid foods
  • The child should be 6-12 months old before consuming cow’s milk and dairy and products.
  • The child should be 12-24 months old before being offered eggs.
  • The child should be 24-28 months of age before peanut, tree nut, and seafood is introduced.

If the infant continues to struggle, we recommend testing for other ingestant allergies such as egg and soy.

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