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Sinus Infection Treatment in Medford, MA

Sinus Infection Treatment Medford MA

In many cases, a sinus infection starts out as a simple cold. Because most colds are caused by viruses (not bacteria), and antibiotic medications are only effective against bacteria, antibiotics are generally not recommended for treating a cold. Sometimes, however, blocked nasal passages caused by a cold can set off a secondary bacterial sinus infection, in which case antibiotic treatment may be appropriate.

In many cases, a cold will go away on its own within approximately 7-10 days. If yours doesn’t, you may need professional treatment for a sinus infection. Whether you have a nasty cold or a more serious sinus infection, you can receive prompt and effective treatment on a walk-in basis at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Medford, Massachusetts.

How Does a Cold Progress Into a Sinus Infection?

A cold can cause the tissues in your sinuses—which are hollow, interconnected spaces in your skull—to become inflamed. Serving as “natural humidifiers,” your sinuses warm and moisten the air you breathe. Their lining also produces mucus, which traps inhaled particles, such as dust, allergens, bacteria, and viruses, preventing these invaders from entering your lungs. Normally, mucus drains through your sinuses and out your nose, taking the trapped particles with it.

Swelling in your sinuses can obstruct the free flow of mucus. When these normally open cavities are blocked with fluid, they can become veritable Petri dishes, providing an optimal environment for bacteria to grow and thrive. The result? A bacterial sinus infection.

Come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care

If you have a cold that just won’t go away, you may have a sinus infection that requires antibiotic treatment. To find out for sure, visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Medford. We can quickly determine the best course of action to alleviate your symptoms, and whether you need antibiotics or not, we can help you overcome your illness and get on with your life.

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