Sinus Infection

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Sinus Infection services offered in View Park, CA

An estimated 31 million Americans develop a sinus infection each year. At Weekend Urgent Care, Amos Ladouceur, MD, and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating sinus infections in adults and children. The providers offer on-site testing to confirm the infection. They also create care plans to clear your sinuses and improve your ability to breathe. Call the View Park, California, office to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for sinus infection symptoms, or book an appointment online today. 

Sinus Infection Q&A

What is a sinus infection?

A sinus infection occurs when bacteria enter through your nose and settle into your sinus cavity. These air-filled cavities sit behind your forehead and eyebrows and trap germs and other debris with small, hair-like projections.

When you develop a sinus infection, your sinuses swell and can prevent mucus from exiting your sinuses and draining down the back of your throat. This can lead to a range of symptoms that affect your breathing and leave you feeling poorly.

Weekend Urgent Care offers in-office testing services to confirm a sinus infection. The providers also create treatment plans to clear the infection, so you can breathe easily.

When should I seek medical attention for a sinus infection?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Weekend Urgent Care if you have persistent symptoms of a sinus infection, such as:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Bad breath
  • Nasal congestion
  • Greenish nasal discharge
  • Sinus pressure or headache

A sinus infection can also cause tenderness or pain in the face, especially under your eyes or at the bridge of your nose.

The Weekend Urgent Care providers perform a physical exam of your nose, throat, and sinuses. They may also take a sample of mucus from your nose or sinus cavity to test it for infection and determine what kind of bacteria is causing the infection.

Based on your exam and test results, the providers customize a treatment plan to clear the infection and alleviate your nasal congestion, pain, and other symptoms.

How is a sinus infection treated?

To clear the infection in your sinus cavity, the Weekend Urgent Care providers prescribe antibiotics. The length of time you need to take the medications depends on the type of bacteria causing the infection and your overall health.

You can also use over-the-counter nasal sprays to clear excess mucus from your sinus cavity to help you breathe.

If you have recurrent or frequent sinus infections, the Weekend Urgent Care providers can send you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove polyps or correct structural issues that contribute to sinus infections.

Call Weekend Urgent Care to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of a sinus infection, or book a consultation online today.