So You Have a Sinus Infection
Roughly 3 million people suffer with a sinus infection (proper medical term: sinusitis) each year in the United States. This treatable and annoying condition where the cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed can bring about all kinds of nasty symptoms that nobody wants to deal with. Treating this condition is a weekly thing for a lot of people and the ways of doing so range from herbs and organics, to pills and doctor visits.
The following list has 9 of the most common signs that you’re suffering from a sinus infection. “Why not 10,” you ask. It’s because ten is too many things to credit these pesky medical problems with. Nine is plenty.
9 Symptoms of a Sinus Infection
- Facial tenderness.
- Pressure or pain in the face, ears and teeth.
- Discolored nasal drainage/mucus.
- Nasal stuffiness.
- Sore throat.
- Facial swelling.
How to Deal with a Sinus Infection
Treating a sinus infection is typically done one of two ways, both involve medicine. Many people self-medicate their sinuses with organic solutions like apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper, or OTC (over the counter) medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen and non-prescription nasal spray steroids. The former is a bit trickier than the latter, which is why we recommend a different route: seek professional medical assistance.
At Florida Primary Care Clinics in Tampa, our doctors treat sinus infections every day and we see that home remedies and OTC meds sometimes simply mask the problem, perhaps just fending them off for a limited time. What you need is lasting relief and that’s what we offer with controlled, prescription-strength medication to knock out the problem for the long haul, not just the day. Antibiotics are key in efficiently controlling chronic sinusitis.
Contact our clinics today to stop marinating in the discomfort of sinus pressure and congestion. We have several locations to choose from so pick the one closest to you and schedule an appointment now.