First Call Medical Center
Emergency Medicine located in Gambrills, MD
Sinus pain is the result of a viral infection, bacterial infection, or another type of illness. Most patients are likely to experience some form of sinus pain, or “sinusitis,” in their lifetime. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 28.9 million adults in the United States are likely to have a case of sinus pain. Sinus pain usually leads to sneezing, sniffling, headache, and sometimes fever depending upon the source of your sinusitis. To find out what is causing your abdominal pain, schedule an appointment: call, click, or stop by First Call Medical Center in Gambrills, Maryland.
Sinus Pain Q & A for Patients
What is Sinus Pain
Sinus pain is when a patient experiences an infection or illness that causes inflammation of the nasal passages. However, it’s especially crucial to seek medical treatment at Chesapeake ERgent Care when sinus pain lasts for more than a week, or you suffer from additional symptoms. Per the Mayo Clinic, sinus pain symptoms to watch for include the following:
- Nasal Inflammation
- Ear Pain
- Pain/Tenderness around the eyes, cheeks, and nose.
Sinusitis originates mostly from upper respiratory infections and illnesses that cause inflammation of the nasal passages:
Causes of sinus pain
Sinus pain is caused by common infections that many patients have either had, or will likely have, during a given year. The usual causes of sinusitis and acute sinus pain include:
- The common cold
- Viral infections
- Nasal polyps and deviated septum
- Auto-immune diseases or deficiencies
How is sinus pain diagnosed?
To determine the cause of your abdominal pain, the medical professionals at First Call Medical Center can perform a lab test to determine the root cause of your sinus pain. Lab tests allow providers to fully diagnose your conditions to ensure that you receive the proper medications and treatment options.
Lab tests and blood work are done in-house by our team so you don’t have to go to an emergency room for similar treatment.
How is sinus pain treated?
Sinus pain is usually treated with some minor medications and other types pain revilers. A list of some of the initial treatment options for sinus pain include the following:
- Specialty Medications – available on premises
- Nasal Sprays and congestion relief
- Over-the-counter medicines
For help determining the cause and treating your sinus pain call, click, or stop by First Call Medical Center in Gambrills, Maryland.