Jovive Health—a 100% doctor-owned and -led practice—is pleased to offer sinus infection treatment for patients in Cameron Park, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Henderson, Nevada. One of the experienced providers on our team will ask you about the symptoms you have been experiencing, perform a brief examination, and recommend a course of treatment that is tailored to your specific needs.
What Causes Sinus Infections?
Also known as “sinusitis,” a sinus infection can develop when the sinuses (the skull’s hollow cavities) fill with fluid and become a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. This fluid buildup often results from another condition, such as allergies or the common cold.
What Are the Symptoms of a Sinus Infection?
Sinus infection symptoms can vary but often include:
- Pain and pressure within the face
- Nasal congestion and runny nose
- Sore throat
Notably, sinus infections can also cause bad breath. When infected mucus drips from your sinuses down the back of your throat (postnasal drip), it can produce a foul-smelling odor when you exhale.
Why Should You Seek Professional Sinus Infection Treatment?
It is important to consult with a medical provider about potential sinus infection symptoms because the appropriate course of treatment often depends on the type of infection present. For example, if we determine that you have a bacterial sinus infection, we may prescribe you an antibiotic. But if we find that your infection resulted from a virus, antibiotics will be ineffective, so we will recommend a different treatment approach (e.g., over-the-counter medication, a nasal spray, or a warm compress). It is especially important to seek professional care if your symptoms are severe, last longer than 10 days, or improve but then worsen.
Urgent Care for Sinus Infections Near You
Do you need treatment for a sinus infection in or around Cameron Park, CA; Chicago, IL; or Henderson, NV? If so, visit Jovive Health today. You can walk in at the time that suits you best or book a same-day reservation.