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What Is the Fastest Way to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection?

If you've ever had a sinus infection, you may be familiar with the pulsating pain and discomfort. And you probably know that you don't want to experience one during the holiday season!

That's why our team at AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale is sharing some insight about the condition, including symptoms to watch for.

Is It a Cold or a Sinus Infection?

It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between a cold and a sinus infection sometimes, especially since the symptoms can be similar.

But in general, when you have a cold, you likely will not experience the discomfort that feels like it's behind your face. That usually sets a sinus infection apart from other illnesses.

Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

  • Teeth pain
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Postnasal drip
  • Greenish nasal discharge
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Face tenderness
  • Frontal headaches

What Happens If You Let a Sinus Infection Go Untreated?

Because a sinus infection can be either viral or bacterial in nature, they can sometimes go away on their own. But if your infection is bacterial, it may require an antibiotic to fully rid your body of the infection.

Therefore, it is always best to stop by for a medical evaluation when experiencing the symptoms of a sinus infection.

Treatment for a Sinus Infection

  • Antibiotic, if prescribed
  • Nasal decongestant sprays
  • Nasal decongestants
  • Antihistamines
  • Topical nasal corticosteroids
  • Nasal saline washes

Do you think you might have a sinus infection? Visit AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale today for a medical evaluation.

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