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Sinus infections (sinusitis) is an inflammation of the sinuses that can cause them to get blocked and filled with fluid. Sinus infections can occur at any point during the year, but are most common during the fall and winter months. If you begin to experience upper respiratory symptoms, and suspect you may have a sinus infection, visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Waltham today. Our team of board-certified medical professionals are able to provide an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms and quality sinus infection treatment for all patients with no appointment necessary.
Sinus infections can vary from mild to severe. To diagnose a sinus infection, a medical provider will ask a series of questions to best understand the specific symptoms in each case. Patients may also undergo a physical examination to check ears, nose and throat to determine if the symptoms are the product of a sinus infection.
Symptoms that may indicate a sinus infection include:
When you visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Waltham, a healthcare provider will determine if you have a sinus infection by asking about symptoms and examining you. If diagnosed, treatment will most likely consist of antibiotics or decongestants. Most sinus infections usually get better on their own without antibiotics. In this case, a provider may suggest waiting 2-3 days to observe your symptoms and give your immune system time to fight off the infection on its own. If your sinus infection is weaker or caused by a buildup of fluids, we may recommend a nasal spray, ibuprofen, over-the-counter decongestants.
However, in some cases, your sinus infection may need to be treated with antibiotics depending on the severity of infection. If your symptoms don’t seem to approve, our clinic can prescribe an antibiotic to help you get much-needed relief from your symptoms.
If you are experiencing congestion or pressure in your face, visit AFC Urgent Care Waltham today for high-quality treatment. Our team will be able to diagnose and develop the most effective treatment plan for your sinus infection. AFC Waltham 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 (781) 894-6900.
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Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.