Treating a Sinus Infection

Sinus infections are caused when the sinuses become swollen or inflamed and do not drain correctly. When this happens, bacteria can begin to grow, resulting in sinusitis.

Acute sinusitis usually resolves on its own or with the use of over-the-counter decongestants and other medications to ease the symptoms as the infection runs its course. However, if your sinus infection seems particularly severe or has lasted for a few weeks, or you simply want some help as your body fights off an infection, Physicians Immediate Care is here for you.

With our experienced providers and individualized approach to your care, we help our patients find ways to control their symptoms and address their underlying infections.

Sinus Infection Symptoms

Symptoms of a sinus infection include:

  • Facial pain or pressure
  • A runny nose
  • A cough
  • Congestion
  • Colored yellowish nasal discharge

Treatment

Because bacteria cause sinus infections, they can be treated with antibiotics. Your healthcare provider will determine the severity of the infection and may prescribe medication for pain relief, decongestants, or antibiotics if necessary.