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Urgent Care for Congestion in Connecticut, Massachusetts & New York

Are you experiencing nasal congestion? At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we’ve got you. Founded in 2008, we have urgent care centers across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, and our compassionate providers are committed to delivering quality care with ease and speed.

Common Congestion Symptoms

The hallmark sign of nasal congestion is difficulty breathing through the nose (many people with congestion start breathing through their mouths to compensate for this). You may also experience:

  • A runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Postnasal drip
  • A headache
  • A feeling of fullness within the nose and/or face

What Causes Nasal Congestion?

When something irritates the tissues within your nasal passages, it can cause them to become inflamed, swell up, and begin producing mucus, which can in turn make it difficult to breathe through your nose. Some of the things that can lead to nasal congestion include:

  • Allergies
  • Bacterial infections (e.g., bacterial sinusitis)
  • Certain medications (e.g., certain high blood pressure medications)
  • A deviated septum
  • Enlarged adenoids
  • Environmental triggers (e.g., dust or smoke)
  • Hormonal changes
  • Nasal polyps
  • Viral infections (e.g., the common cold or the flu)

How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose

Nasal congestion usually resolves within a few days, but if it persists for longer, it’s important to seek professional care. Untreated congestion can lead to ear infections, nasal polyps, sinus infections, and other complications.

Nasal congestion treatment will vary depending on what’s causing the congestion. With that said, some common treatment options include:

  • Taking medication (e.g., an antihistamine or decongestant)
  • Using a nasal spray
  • Drinking plenty of clear liquids
  • Using a humidifier

24/7 Congestion Treatment Near You

At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we understand that congestion can occur at any time of day or night, so we’ve made it our goal to supply care when and when our patients need it. Our urgent care centers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York are open 365 days per year during extended hours. Plus, we offer an integrated 24/7 telemedicine service—speak to one of our local providers from the comfort of home, and if we determine that you need hands-on testing or treatment, we’ll arrange for you to visit the urgent care location nearest you.

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I had to take my son in for an ear infection following a sudden change in temperament at daycare. He was inconsolable the entire car ride but when we got there and by the time we left this care facility he was back to his normal happy go lucky little two year old boy. I highly recommend PhysicianOne Urgent Care.
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