Sinus infection, also known as "sinusitis" is a common medical problem which accounts for many visits to doctors' offices throughout the year. Whether you have a winter or summer sinus infection, you can normally find relief with over-the-counter treatments. If symptoms persist, visit Gwinnett Urgent Care for sinus infection treatment.
Symptoms of Sinus Infections
Typical symptoms include, but are not limited to, persistent headache, sore throat, fever, chills, cough, and fatigue. A summer sinus infection can develop due to increased histamine and mucus production in people who are allergic to pollen and flowering plants and trees. Winter sinus infections are common because the bacteria which cause sinus infections are contagious and are transmitted through coughing and sneezing.
Over The Counter Treatments For Sinus Infections
Over the counter antihistamines and decongestants can be helpful to eradicate a sinus infection or help with the uncomfortable symptoms. These over the counter (OTC) medicines help to dry out the sinuses and kill the bacteria which need a moist environment to live and to reproduce. If, however, the over the OTC medicines do not provide relief within three to four days, medical treatment may be necessary.
Medical Treatment For Sinus Infections
Medical treatment typically will include a course of antibiotics specifically targeted to eradicate the bacteria that is most likely causing the sinusitis, powerful oral antihistamines and/or decongestants, steroid medication, and nasal steroid sprays. Patients should start to feel some relief within 24 to 48 hours, but the entire length of treatment may be for 7-10 days.
Visit our Urgent Care for Sinus Infection Treatment
If you suspect you may have a sinus infection, come see us today! Our urgent care near you, located in Suwanee, also specializes in a variety of services including bronchitis treatment and physical examinations, Contact us below or stop by our clinic Monday-Friday 8am-8pm or Saturday-Sunday from 10am-6pm to make an appointment.