Get relief from a sinus infection
Sinusitis is inflammation of any of the four sinus cavities behind the face. Commonly referred to as a sinus infection, if left untreated this condition can lead to sepsis, a life-threatening complication. Sinus infections can come and go (recurrent), last for several weeks (acute sinusitis) or months (chronic sinusitis). It’s a common condition that affects more than 30 million Americans each year.
When you have symptoms of sinusitis in Goshen, IN, visit Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care for quality walk-in treatment or call (574) 535-1700 for an appointment. Our team of experts is available seven days a week to treat non-emergencies and offer after-hours care.
Symptoms of a sinus infection
People with sinusitis often experience pain behind their cheekbones, along the upper teeth around the jawbone, nose and eyes. Other symptoms include:
- Pressure when bending over
- Bad breath
- Post-nasal drip
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Nasal congestion
Sinus infection treatment at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care
We take the time to diagnose the cause of your sinus infection, which may be caused by changes in pressure or temperature, blockages, infections or allergies. Smoking and overusing decongestant nasal sprays may increase your risk of getting a sinus infection.
Once we know the cause, we find a treatment that targets the underlying problem and treats the symptoms, such as nasal drip and headache. If you’re repeatedly visiting urgent care for sinus infection treatment, primary care at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care can provide advanced care, such as removing nasal polyps and preventing future complications.
Often, at-home remedies provide relief from sinusitis. These include:
- Breathing in steam or applying a warm compress
- Saline nasal spray
- Allergy medication
- Decongestant nasal sprays used in moderation
- Nasal irrigation with distilled or sterile water, not tap water
- Avoiding alcohol
When you need expert relief from a sinus infection, visit our urgent care providers at 2824 Elkhart Rd. in Goshen.
Serving Elkhart County, Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care offers treatment for acute sinusitis in Goshen, IN.