Sinusitis Treatment Specialist Q&A

Sinusitis Treatment Specialist Q&A

If you are in search of a sinusitis treatment specialist, come to Northwest Ohio Urgent Care. For more information, call us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Benore Toledo, OH and Reynolds Toledo, OH.

Sinusitis Treatment Specialist Near Me in Benore Toledo, OH and Reynolds Toledo, OH
Sinusitis Treatment Specialist Near Me in Benore Toledo, OH and Reynolds Toledo, OH

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How can you tell if you have a sinus infection?
How long do sinus infections last?
How do you get rid of a sinus infection quickly?
What can happen if a sinus infection goes untreated?

Here at NorthWest Ohio Urgent Care, our team of highly respected medical professionals offers a wide variety of comprehensive urgent care services. We have the technology and advanced training needed to treat many different illnesses including bronchitis, sprains, ear infections, broken bones, respiratory infections, and much more. One of the most common reasons to visit an urgent care center is for viral or bacterial infections. If you start to experience symptoms such as a stuffy nose, fever, and fatigue, you may have an infection called sinusitis. Here is everything you may want to know about what our sinusitis treatment specialist in Reynolds Toledo, OH, can do for you!

How can you tell if you have a sinus infection?


Sinus infection, otherwise referred to as sinusitis, is an infection found in the lining of the sinuses. An infection can affect the ethmoid sinus, frontal sinus, and maxillary sinus and can cause the following symptoms:
 
– Runny nose
– Stuffy nose
– Postnasal drip
– Facial pain
– Facial pressure
– Sore throat
– Headache
– Fatigue
– Bad breath
– Cough
– Pain in the forehead, between the eyes, and near the upper jaw

How long do sinus infections last?


There are two types of sinus infections, acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis. The type of sinusitis will determine how long your infection lasts.
 
Acute Sinusitis
Acute sinusitis is short-term and often caused by a viral infection. It can take anywhere from two weeks to four weeks to fully clear an acute sinus infection. Physicians suggest using saline nasal sprays, decongestants, and pain relievers to help resolve your symptoms.
 
Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis, caused by bacterial infections and allergens can be treated with oral corticosteroids, nasal corticosteroids, allergy medication, and surgery. Typically chronic sinusitis won’t go away on its own and will require medical treatment. Sinus inflammation that lasts for 3 months or longer can be frustrating and deserves to be treated right away.

How do you get rid of a sinus infection quickly?


Acute sinus infections can’t be treated quickly through hot compresses, drinking plenty of fluids, over-the-counter decongestants, and saline nose drops. Chronic sinusitis might need more aggressive treatments:
 
Antihistamines
If your chronic sinusitis is being triggered because of allergens, your doctor will recommend you avoid these triggers and take antihistamines. Allergens that can potentially cause inflammation in the sinuses include mold, pet dander, chemicals, smoke, and pollen.
 
Antifungal Medicine
Antifungal medicine can be used to treat infections of the sinus caused by fungus. Amphotericin B, ketoconazole, or itraconazole are usually prescribed to treat chronic fungal sinusitis.
 
Antibiotics
If your sinus inflammation is due to a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics. 10 to 14 days of antibiotic treatment can quickly clear a bacterial sinus infection.
 
Steroids
Oral steroids, nasal steroids, and injected steroids can help reduce inflammation and open up your nasal passageways. This can make it easier to clear your sinuses through medicated nasal irrigation.

What can happen if a sinus infection goes untreated?


If sinusitis doesn’t go away on its own and goes left untreated, it can turn into a much more serious condition. Sinusitis can turn into meningitis, a bone infection, or a brain abscess. Though this is very rare, you should seek the proper treatment to prevent this dangerous development.
 
If you’re experiencing any symptoms or signs of a sinus infection, please make sure to visit NorthWest Ohio Urgent Care. Our team of specialists can effectively assess, diagnose, and treat your symptoms so that you can get back to a healthier version of yourself as soon as possible. If these symptoms have persisted for weeks or months, this could be a sign your infection is developing and turning into chronic sinusitis. Seeking care will ensure your infection doesn’t turn into a more serious condition. If you have any additional questions about sinus infection treatment at NorthWest Ohio Urgent Care, please give us a call during our business hours. We look forward to your visit at Northwest Ohio Urgent Care soon! We serve patients from Benore Toledo OH, Reynolds Toledo OH, Maumee OH, Perrysburg OH, Monclova OH, Waterville OH, Holland OH, Rossford OH, Bowling Green OH, Haskins OH and Walbridge OH.

NorthWest Ohio Urgent Care Near Benore Toledo,OH and Reynolds Toledo, OH

BENORE TOLEDO

  • 5911 Benore Rd. Toledo, OH 43612 Phone: (419) 726-6500
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REYNOLDS TOLEDO

  • 1421 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43615 Phone: (419) 725-6290
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