Sinus Infection Clinic 11204

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When you have sinus problems and cannot get rid of them, which may stem from a cold, you are going to need treatment from a sinus infection clinic 11204. Without treatment, sinus problems can become worse and are apt to last a long time.

The Sinuses

Your sinuses are air-filled spaces in your skull. You have four pair of them and they are connected to your nasal airway. The air sacs normally secrete mucous which help keep the spaces clean and naturally removes bacteria and other substances from them. This normal drainage goes into your throat and then to your stomach.

If the mucous passages become blocked, which can occur as a result of inflammation, they can become infected with bacteria. This will require the use of antibiotics to remove the sinus condition.

Types of Sinus Conditions

There are four different types of sinusitis. The doctor at the sinus infection clinic 11204 will classify your case into one of them.

  • Acute Sinusitis – Starts out as a cold and may last 2 – 4 weeks.
  • Subacute Sinus Inflammation – Will last from 4 to 12 weeks.
  • Chronic Inflammation – Will usually last for 12 weeks or longer.
  • Recurrent Sinusitis – Occurs several times each year.

Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

When you have a sinus infection, you will likely see several symptoms. These may include:

  • A headache – pressure is due to a buildup in partially blocked sinus passages
  • Sinus pain and pressure – from the mucous pressing down on sinus tissue
  • Feeling congested – from blocked nasal passages
  • Tenderness in the face – from infection in the sinuses leading to swelling
  • Green nasal discharge – infection in the nasal passages
  • Sore throat – caused by inflammation of tissues in the throat from nasal drip
  • Fever – from inflammation in the nasal passages
  • Coughing – natural response to remove irritants
  • Fatigue – the result of fever, coughing, and your natural immune response
  • Toothaches – proximity of teeth to sinuses can cause toothaches
  • Bad breath – caused by bacterial infections

Preventing Sinusitis

Oftentimes, sinusitis can be prevented by following some simple steps. Stay away from known allergens and tobacco smoke. Wash your hands frequently and keep your hands away from your face.

Complications of a Sinus Infection

Sinus infections need to be treated when the symptoms show up. Not getting treatment will only make the symptoms last longer, and it may also lead to such serious problems as meningitis, bone infection, and a brain abscess – which can be fatal.

Risk Factors

Although anyone can get a cold or allergies, there are some people who are more prone to getting a sinus infection. They include people who have asthma, a common cold, allergies, have blockages in their sinuses or nose, smoke, and those who have weak immune systems.

The Quality First Urgent Care clinic in Brooklyn has a sinus infection clinic 11204. Our spacious clinic is high-tech to enable us to diagnose your medical problems quickly. Our medical staff sees patients quickly and will treat you quickly, too, as soon as there is a diagnosis. We accept most health insurance plans and stay open late.

 

Sinus Infection Clinic 11204

6010 Bay Parkway, 9th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-475-1700