Are you experiencing the symptoms of a sinus infection (also known as “sinusitis”)? If you are in Chicago, Illinois, visit Jovive Health’s South Loop urgent care clinic. We are a 100% doctor-owned and -led practice, and we are pleased to offer sinus infection treatment for members of this community.
Sinus Infection Causes
Our skulls contain multiple hollow cavities (sinuses), which are typically filled with air. However, when another condition—such as the common cold—causes fluid to build up within these cavities, it transforms them into a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. This, in turn, can lead to a sinus infection.
It is important to note that the type of sinus infection present—bacterial or viral—can influence the recommended course of treatment. For example, doctors commonly prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial sinus infections, but they would not recommend this type of medication for a patient with a viral sinus infection.
Sinus Infection Symptoms
The symptoms of a sinus infection can vary from one person to another but commonly include:
- Bad breath
- Facial pain and pressure
- Nasal congestion
- Postnasal drip
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
Offering Sinus Infection Treatment Near You
If you are experiencing the sinus infection symptoms listed above, it is important to consult with a medical provider, especially if your symptoms are severe, last longer than 10 days, or initially improve but then worsen. Fortunately, if you are in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, IL, you can receive the care you need seven days a week at Jovive Health’s local clinic. Walk in at the time that is most convenient for you, or book a same-day reservation.