Sinus Infection Treatment for Adults & Children in Newtown, CT
When you need sinus infection treatment, the last thing you want to do is wait around for your doctor’s office to find a quick 15-minute block to squeeze you in. That’s why there’s PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We offer sinus infection evaluation and treatment for adults and children in Newtown, Connecticut, and we’re open seven days per week with extended evening hours. You can stop by at a time that works best for your schedule and we promise to deliver individualized, compassionate care that meets your needs.
What Is a Sinus Infection?
The sinuses are located in your forehead, on either side of your nose, and between your eyes. These hollow cavities are typically empty, but when you have a cold, they can swell up and excess mucus and fluid become trapped inside them. This leads to feeling congested, having a runny nose, and dealing with sinus pressure and headaches. What’s more, the mucus caught in your sinuses allows for germs to grow, resulting in a sinus infection.
How Is a Sinus Infection Diagnosed?
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we diagnose a sinus infection in a few ways. First, we will learn about the symptoms you’re experiencing and their severity. Second, we will perform a physical exam to get a better idea of your condition. Typically, this is all we need to do to diagnose a sinus infection. In some cases, however, we may need to run a lab test, such as a nasal culture or blood test.
How Is a Sinus Infection Treated?
Sinus infection treatment may involve antibiotics—especially necessary for bacterial sinus infections—but can be resolved using home remedies, such as over-the-counter decongestants, pain relievers, and saline nasal sprays.
If you’ve been dealing with cold symptoms for a week or longer, or if you have a fever above 101 degrees, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Newtown for prompt sinus infection treatment. Expedite your visit by checking in online!