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Sinusitis Specialist

Little Village Immediate Care

Family Medicine & Immediate Care Located in Little Village, IL

STDs can cause genital pain, swelling, and abnormal discharge, but in most cases can clear up with proper medical treatment. If you’ve been exposed to an STD or suspect you might be infected, visit Little Village Immediate Care for quick, confidential testing and treatment. The practice is open every day and offers private testing and non-judgmental counseling for STDs, along with treatment to clear up your infection and help you get back to normal. Schedule a visit online, by phone, or walk in today.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a condition in which your sinuses become inflamed and infected. You have many sinuses located in your face behind your nose and forehead that can become inflamed when mucus becomes trapped and irritates the linings of your sinuses. Trapped mucus and irritation to your sinuses lead to infection.

Sinusitis is typically divided into acute and chronic categories. Most cases of acute sinusitis are caused by the common cold and resolve within about 10 days. Chronic sinusitis typically lasts longer than 12 weeks and is often caused by asthma or allergic rhinitis. Other causes of sinusitis include:

  • Infections
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Fungus
  • Nasal polyps
  • Immune system deficiency

Depending on your symptoms and the duration of your illness, your provider determines the cause of your sinus infection and recommends an appropriate treatment plan.

At Little Village Immediate Care, your provider begins by discussing your medical history and the symptoms you’re experiencing. Next, your nose and sinuses are examined using a rhinoscope or endoscope — a thin, flexible device, which is placed inside your nose and attached to a viewing piece with a light for visualization. Your provider uses this device to look inside your nose for signs of redness, mucus discharge, and infection.

In rare cases, your provider may refer you for an MRI or CT scan if they suspect a more serious cause of your symptoms.

Depending on the severity of your condition and the cause of your sinusitis, your provider may recommend one or more of the following treatment options:

  • Over-the-counter decongestants or nasal sprays
  • Saline rinse of the nasal cavities
  • Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Inhaling warm, moist air
  • Antibiotics, in cases of bacterial infections

Your provider may also recommend an increase in fluid intake and rest while you recover.

Get relief from sinus pain and pressure by visiting Schaumburg Immediate Care. To set up a visit, call or book online now or walk-in as needed.

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