Do You Need Sinus Infection Treatment in Derby, CT?
Congestion, fever, runny nose, cough, body aches, fatigue… these are all symptoms of a sinus infection. However, they can also be symptoms of the common cold, and it is sometimes hard to differentiate between the two and know when to see a medical practitioner. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we recommend patients visit us if they haven’t found relief for their symptoms after seven to 10 days, or if their symptoms are accompanied by a fever of 101 degrees or higher. And the good news is, our urgent care center in Derby, Connecticut, is open seven days per week with extended evening hours for your convenience. No appointment is needed—just come right in to receive the care you need right when you need it.
How to Treat a Sinus Infection
Sinus infection treatment varies from patient to patient depending on whether or not they have a viral or bacterial sinus infection. Viral sinus infections often clear up on their own within seven days and home remedies offer the best relief. These include:
- Over-the-counter decongestants
- Saline nose sprays
- Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen
- Hydration, especially hot lemon water or herbal teas
- Warm compresses
Bacterial sinus infections are much different. While they have the same symptoms as their viral counterpart, they do not typically respond to home remedies. In most cases, the best treatment for a bacterial sinus infection is antibiotics.
Check In Online
If you have been feeling under the weather and want to get your symptoms checked out by an experienced practitioner at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, walk right in to our facility in Derby and we’ll treat you promptly. To expedite your visit, check in online!