Sinus Infection

Sinus Infection

Sinus Infection Specialist

A sinus infection can make it difficult to breathe. At People First Urgent & Primary Care in Millington, Tennessee, patients in the Millington area can find relief from this respiratory ailment.

Sinus Infection Q & A

People First Urgent & Primary Care

What is a sinus infection?

Also known as sinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when your nasal cavities become swollen and inflamed. It is often caused by a virus and can persist even when other upper respiratory symptoms are gone. In rare cases, fungus, bacteria, allergies, or even a deviated septum may cause a sinus infection. Sinusitis can be acute or chronic. An acute infection is usually part of a cold or allergies. Chronic sinus infections are categorized by lasting for more than eight weeks or continuing to recur. Many sinus infection symptoms are common to both acute and chronic forms.

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Pain is the most common symptom of sinusitis. Inflammation and swelling will cause your sinuses to ache with a dull pressure. You might also feel pain on your forehead, on either side of your nose, in your upper jaws and teeth, or between your eyes which can lead to a headache. Congestion is also common with a sinus infection making you unable to breathe through your nose, or you might find you have to blow your nose often. If a sinus infection lasts for weeks or keeps coming back, you should see a doctor.

How is a sinus infection treated?

Treating a sinus infection usually begins with an evaluation. People First Urgent & Primary Care has professional and knowledgeable doctors and staff that are able to diagnosis and treat sinusitis in a friendly, fast, and convenient manner. Antibiotics are often a proven choice for treating a bacterial sinus infection. Viral sinusitis usually clears up in about a week and is effectively treated with rest, fluids, and over-the-counter antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays. Research has shown that approximately ninety percent of sinus infections are caused by a virus. If you have symptoms of a sinus infection, People First Urgent & Primary Care can help diagnose and provide treatment with care.

People First Urgent & Primary Care

Phone: (901) 873-0930
4772 Navy Rd.
Millington, TN 38053

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Monday – Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

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