Sinus Infections

Urgent Care for Sinus Infections in Glendale, CA

Picture of a woman with a sinus infection holding the bridge of her nose in pain.If you have a sinus infection (sinusitis) in Glendale, California, or the surrounding area, you can turn to Vituity Family Medicine Center for treatment. As part of Vituity—a physician-owned and -led partnership that serves more than 8 million patients each year—we place the highest priority on delivering continuous, attentive care. And, being the training program site for the Adventist Health Glendale Family Medicine Residency Program, we provide convenient access to team-based care.

Common Sinus Infection Symptoms

Sinus infections often occur when another condition—for example, a cold—causes fluid to build up in the sinuses (the hollow cavities within the skull). If a bacterial or viral infection develops, it can produce the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Bad breath

It is a good idea to seek treatment whenever you are experiencing sinus infection symptoms, but it is especially important to do so if your symptoms are severe, persist for longer than 10 days, or initially improve but then worsen.

Sinus Infection Treatment Options

The recommended course of treatment for a sinus infection will vary based on what caused the infection to develop (i.e., bacteria or a virus). For instance, medical providers may prescribe antibiotics to someone with a bacterial sinus infection, but not to someone with a viral sinus infection. Other common sinus infection treatment options include:

  • Taking over-the-counter medication
  • Using a nasal spray
  • Applying a warm compress over the sinuses
  • Inhaling steam

Your Choice for Sinus Infection Treatment

If you are experiencing the sinus infection symptoms listed above, entrust your care to Vituity Family Medicine Center. You can walk into our Glendale, CA, clinic or book a same-day reservation by calling (747) 212-3441—either way, we will provide you with the prompt, effective treatment you deserve.