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Sinus Infection

Express Lane Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Turlock, CA

Sinus infections affect more than 31 million people in the U.S. each year, making it a common illness. At Express Lane Urgent Care in Turlock, California, you can get effective treatment for sinus infections, so you can get the relief you need right away. You’re welcome to walk in during normal business hours, or you can call the clinic to speak with a team member about an appointment.

Sinus Infection Q & A

Why do I have a sinus infection?

A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, means that the delicate lining of your sinuses is inflamed or swollen. The more this inflammation progresses, the higher your chances of fluid building up in your sinuses. This is ideal grounds for germs to thrive, which leads to an infection.

Many types of foreign invaders and issues can increase your risk of developing a sinus infection. This painful condition can occur if you have:

  • The common cold
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated septum
  • Weakened immune system

Plus, your risk of sinusitis is higher if you’re a smoker or are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Symptoms of a sinus infection, which can mimic the common cold, can vary from mild to severe. When you have a sinus infection, you may experience:

  • Cough
  • Loss of smell
  • Bad breath
  • Fever and fatigue
  • Postnasal drip
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Chest congestion
  • Facial tenderness
  • Pain in your jaws or teeth

You may develop an acute sinus infection, which tends to cause symptoms for about two to four weeks. But some men and women suffer from chronic sinus infections that lead to cold-like symptoms for over 12 weeks.

In any case, if you have any signs or symptoms of a sinus infection, visit with the dedicated practitioners at Express Lane Urgent Care right away to get started on your treatment plan.

How is a sinus infection treated?

Because a sinus infection can seriously lower your quality of life, especially if you have chronic or recurring sinusitis, the team at Express Lane Urgent Care spends time thoroughly evaluating you in an effort to find the best course of treatment. Your sinus infection treatment plan may include:

  • Antibiotic medications
  • Antihistamine drugs
  • Nasal saline washes
  • Nasal decongestant sprays
  • Topical nasal corticosteroids

With so many sinus infection treatments available at Express Lane Urgent Care, you can expect the relief you need, starting with your first visit.

If you have a sinus infection, head to Express Lane Urgent Care to get started on treatment right away. You can also call the office to schedule a visit.