Treat your sinus infection with an online doctor visit and prescription medication if needed.

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Understanding Sinus Infections

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. A sinus infection can cause symptoms such as a stuffy nose, facial pain or pressure, a headache, a sore throat, and more.

A licensed health provider can make a diagnosis, determine the course of treatment, and help with the management of symptoms.

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3. Pick It Up

Get a prescription if needed (save up to 90%), and pick it up at your pharmacy.

Medications Prescribed for Sinus Infections

Amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate (Augmentin, others)

A combination penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

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Azithromycin (Zithromax, others)

A macrolide-type antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

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Fluticasone Propionate (Flonase, Dymista, others)

A nasal steroid that helps reduce swelling and inflammation in the nasal passages.

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Common Questions About Sinus Infections

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, are common conditions that occur when the sinus cavities become inflamed due to a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. The symptoms of sinusitis may vary depending on the severity and type of infection. However, some common symptoms may include nasal congestion, sinus pressure and pain around the eyes, forehead, or cheeks, thick and discolored mucus discharge from the nose or back of the throat, headaches, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, cough, and fatigue.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it is recommended to talk to a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

How long does a sinus infection last?

The length of a sinus infection can vary depending on the underlying cause of the infection. Acute sinusitis caused by a viral infection can typically resolve on its own within 7-10 days. Over-the-counter medications and home remedies can help manage symptoms. However, bacterial infections or chronic sinusitis may require antibiotics or other treatments to clear up the infection, and can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

Can a sinus infection cause dizziness?

Yes, a sinus infection can cause dizziness. Sinusitis is an inflammation or infection of the sinus cavities, which are located in the facial bones around the nose and eyes. When these cavities become infected, they can cause pressure and pain in the head, face, and ears. This pressure can also affect the inner ear, which is responsible for balance and spatial orientation, leading to dizziness or vertigo.

Can a sinus infection cause a fever?

Yes. A sinus infection is an inflammation of the sinuses that can occur due to a viral or bacterial infection. When the body detects an infection, it may respond by increasing its temperature, leading to a fever. A fever can help the body fight off the infection by making the environment less hospitable to invading microorganisms.

Will a sinus infection go away on its own?

A sinus infection can go away on its own, but it depends on the underlying cause of the infection. Acute sinusitis caused by a viral infection can typically resolve on its own within 7-10 days. Over-the-counter medications and home remedies can help manage symptoms.

However, bacterial infections or chronic sinusitis may require antibiotics or other treatments to clear up the infection. It's important to manage symptoms and stay hydrated while the infection clears. If the symptoms persist or worsen, or if the infection is accompanied by other concerning symptoms, be sure to consult with a healthcare provider for further evaluation and treatment.

Do you need antibiotics for a sinus infection?

Not all sinus infections require antibiotics. Acute sinusitis caused by a viral infection can typically resolve on its own within 7-10 days. Over-the-counter medications and home remedies can help manage symptoms. However, bacterial infections or chronic sinusitis may require antibiotics or other treatments to clear up the infection. Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections. If your symptoms persist or worsen, be sure to consult with a healthcare provider.