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Being a nurse I'm sure you already know this, but not all sinus infections are bacterial, in fact many are viral. So obviously if this is the case, antibiotics will do nothing but foul up your kid's immune system. My 18 month old just got over a sinus infection that lasted a week and a half-we both had it, actually. I gave him Sambucol, which is an herbal cold/immune support thing with elderberry and echinacea in it. It didn't do anything for the congestion but I think it lessened other symptoms and helped him get over it. I still give him the recommended 1tsp a day to continue giving him protection against other infections. In general though, I just ride it out unless they start getting a nasty, rattling cough.