Sinus Infection Treatment in Greensboro, NC
Sinus infections (also known as sinusitis) can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. They often follow a cold and can cause pain and pressure in the head and face. If you are suffering from a sinus infection and desire sinus infection treatment in order to relieve your symptoms, then you should visit our MEDIQ Urgent Care facility in Greensboro.
Although you can schedule an appointment with us, you can also walk in without an appointment, making us a good alternative if you can’t manage to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician that’s convenient for you (or you simply don’t have one).
What are sinus infections?
There are two types of sinus infections, acute sinus infections, which occur suddenly, and chronic sinus infections, which are long-term. If you have a chronic sinus infection, it won’t go away for 12 weeks or more. Sinus infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi. The viruses that cause sinus infections are the same ones that cause the common cold.
Sinus infections caused by viruses occur when the lining of the sinus cavities become inflamed due to a viral infection, such as a cold. The swelling that is caused by that inflammation can block the normal drainage of fluid from your sinuses to your nose and throat. Those fluids build up over time, which can result in the growth of bacteria or fungi, which in turn can cause more pain and swelling.
Simple nasal allergies can also result in sinus infections due to the fact that they can block the nasal passages, thereby causing fluids to build up as well. The main symptoms of a sinus infection include pain and pressure in the head and face along with a runny or stuffy nose. You may also experience a postnasal discharge. Other common symptoms include headaches, bad breath, a mucus-producing cough, fever, reduced sense of smell or taste, and a pain in the teeth.
Sinus infection treatment in Greensboro
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a sinus infection and they do not go away after two days of self treatment, you should consider coming to our MEDIQ Urgent Care clinic. We will perform a physical exam to diagnose your symptoms as a sinus infection. In some cases, you may just be experiencing a bad cold or allergies.
If your symptoms have lasted more than seven days, medication will be prescribed to help reduce the pain and pressure resulting from poor sinus drainage. If you have a chronic sinus infection, you may need surgery in order to remove infected, damaged or swollen tissue. In some cases, bone may need to be removed to create a wider opening for mucus to drain from the sinuses.
If you think that you have a sinus infection and have been experiencing symptoms for more than a few days, you should consider setting up an appointment by calling us at MEDIQ Urgent Care. You can also walk in to our clinic without an appointment if that’s more convenient for you.