Sinus problems can be a real pain, both literally and figuratively. They can lead to headaches, difficulty breathing, and even infections. If you’re suffering from sinus issues, NovaMed Urgent Care can help. We offer a range of services designed to diagnose and treat sinus problems, so you can get back to feeling your best.
What Are Sinuses?
Before we dive into our services, let’s first discuss what sinuses are. Your sinuses are air-filled spaces located behind your forehead, nose, cheeks, and eyes. They’re lined with mucous membranes that produce mucus, which helps to trap and remove bacteria, viruses, and other particles from the air you breathe. Normally, the mucus drains out of your sinuses and into your nasal passages, where it’s either swallowed or blown out of your nose. However, if your sinuses become inflamed or blocked, the mucus can’t drain properly, leading to sinus problems.
Symptoms of Sinus Problems
Sinus problems can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Runny nose
- Pressure or pain in the face
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention. NovaMed Urgent Care can help diagnose your sinus issue and provide the appropriate treatment. Apart from that, at NovaMed Urgent Care, you can also get Sinus treatment services.
Diagnosing Sinus Problems
When you come to NovaMed Urgent Care for sinus issues, our medical team will start by performing a physical exam and reviewing your medical history. We may also recommend additional diagnostic tests, such as:
- X-rays: These can help us see if there’s a blockage or other issue in your sinuses.
- CT scans: These provide a more detailed image of your sinuses, helping us to identify the cause of your symptoms.
- Allergy testing: If we suspect that allergies may be contributing to your sinus issues, we may recommend allergy testing.
Once we’ve identified the cause of your sinus issues, we can move on to treatment.
Treating Sinus Problems
At NovaMed Urgent Care, we offer a range of treatments for sinus problems, including:
- Nasal sprays: These can help reduce inflammation and clear up congestion.
- Decongestants: These can help relieve congestion by shrinking the blood vessels in your nasal passages.
- Antibiotics: If your sinus problems are caused by a bacterial infection, we may prescribe antibiotics to help clear it up.
- Allergy shots: If your sinus problems are caused by allergies, we may recommend allergy shots to help desensitize your immune system to allergens.
- Sinus surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct a structural issue in your sinuses or remove a blockage.
When you come to NovaMed Urgent Care for sinus issues, our medical team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs and preferences. We’ll make sure you understand your treatment options and answer any questions you may have.
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Sinus problems can be a real hassle, but they don’t have to be. At NovaMed Urgent Care, we offer a range of services designed to diagnose and treat sinus issues, so you can get back to feeling your best. If you’re experiencing symptoms of sinus problems, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention. Our medical team is here to help you feel better.