Can I Go to Urgent Care for a Sinus Infection?

December 14, 2022

If you’re feeling under the weather and think you may have a sinus infection, urgent care is a great resource for you to get fast treatment. Sinus infections (also known as sinusitis) can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, from headaches and congestion to facial pain. Fortunately, AFC Urgent Care Paramus is equipped with everything necessary to diagnose and treat sinus infections quickly and conveniently. If you can’t get an appointment with your primary physician, or don’t want to wait long hours in the ER for sinus infection care, visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Paramus today!

I think I have a sinus infection– can I go to urgent care?

Yes, you can absolutely get the proper treatment for sinus infections at urgent care. When you visit the clinic with sinusitis symptoms and suspect you may have an infection, experienced medical providers can perform a comprehensive physical exam and ask you questions about your symptoms. These questions will help the medical provider determine the best course of treatment for your condition.

The benefit of visiting an urgent care center is the minimal wait times, same-day care, and affordable costs. The exam is as quality as it would be with your primary care physician, as providers can inspect your ears, nose, and throat to look for signs of inflammation and infection. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, urgent care centers can even provide blood work for a more accurate diagnosis.

What are the signs and symptoms of sinus infections?

Depending on whether a sinus infection is viral or bacterial, symptoms can vary from person to person. Typically, sinusitis can feel like a lingering sinus pressure or pain that lingers in your upper respiratory system.

Common symptoms of a sinus infection include:

  • Facial pressure or pain
  • Stuffed and/or runny nose
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Ear pain
  • Postnasal drip
  • Fatigue
  • Lost of smell and/or taste

How are sinus infections treated?

Depending on the severity of your infection, medical providers may prescribe antibiotics or decongestants to reduce inflammation in your sinuses. If your sinus infection is bacterial, antibiotics could help alleviate symptoms and fully treat the infection. However, when sinus infections are viral, antibiotic treatment will not help. In this case, you may be recommended over-the-counter medications to help with pain relief. In addition to prescribing medications, your urgent care provider may suggest other ways to reduce your symptoms. Whatever the case may be, urgent care centers have your best interest at heart.

Visit AFC Urgent Care Paramus for Sinus Infection Treatment

Visit AFC Urgent Care Paramus if you are experiencing sinus infection symptoms. Our team can diagnose and plan the best treatment plan for your infection. The clinic is open seven days a week, with walk-in visits always welcomed and most major insurance carriers accepted. Low-cost treatment is available for self-paying patients. For more information about sinus infection treatment, or other urgent care services we provide, call us directly at (201) 262-2010.

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