Sinus infections happen when fluid builds up in the nasal cavities (sinuses), causing infection, swelling, and inflammation. A sinus infection is also called sinusitis.
What causes sinus infections?
A sinus infection can happen to anyone; however, you can reduce the risk of developing an infection. Here are some tips to help prevent a sinus infection:
Sinus infections may require an examination and treatment by a physician. See a doctor if you have the following symptoms:
Treatment depends on the severity of the infection. A physician may recommend using an over-the-counter decongestant and/or saline nasal wash. However, antibiotics or prescribed nasal sprays may be needed for more severe infections. Consult a physician for the best treatment.
Home Remedies for a Sinus Infection
To learn more about illnesses like this and others treatable at any Patient First urgent care, please visit our Illnesses page. You can also walk into any Patient First center from 8am to 10pm, any day of the week – no appointment is needed.
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