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The Signs of Acute Sinusitis and What You Can Do


Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. These are hollow spaces within the bones between your eyes, behind your cheekbones, and your forehead.

Healthy sinuses are typically filled with air. But when they are filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause infections. One such example is sinusitis.

There are different types of sinusitis, but Progressive Urgent Care – Sebastopol will be talking about acute sinusitis, the symptoms, and how our Medical Clinic can help.

Here are the symptoms:

  • Facial pain or pressure
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Cough or congestion
  • Loss of smell

If you only have a simple sinus infection, you most likely won’t need Urgent Care Services. However, your doctor will recommend that you take decongestants and/or saline nasal washes.

Something we tell the patients in our Walk in Clinic in California who suffer from “regular” sinusitis is to make sure they don’t take OTC decongestants for more than 3 days, as this can worsen the congestion.

Should you need expert medical care, just drop by our center for Urgent Care in Sebastopol, California any time. We’re open 7 days a week. See you!

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