My kids and I all went through a cold just now. I thought I was over it, but today woke up with some tenderness on my face and increased green mucous. I've been blowing my nose all day. The tenderness has turned into pain on my whole right side. I think it must be sinusitis. I've never had it before, that I can remember. How to treat it? I started the NeilMed Sinus rinse, sat in the shower for 30 minutes letting hot water fall on my face and done compresses....ugh, it hurts. I'm still nursing my toddler, and we don't have any tylenol except children's in the house...but what do I need to do/know...reading about it online freaked me out with all the stuff about surgeries and fungal sinusitis, etc. How do I know if it's bacterial or viral? Do I need to be seen by a Dr? Would a bacterial infection need antibiotics?
My 4 yo's cold turned into bacterial bronchitis...so I'm wondering if it's more likely that I have bacterial rather than viral sinusitis?