The inflammation of the tissue in the sinuses is referred to as Sinusitis. Infection can occur when the sinuses are blocked and germs begin to grow. Symptoms of sinusitis include stuffiness, runny nose, congestion, and a tenderness in the face.

Diagnosis includes an examination by a physician and tests, if necessary. The physician may apply pressure to sinus area to test for tenderness and may also tap your teeth.

Use of a humidifier may help alleviate symptoms as well as a pain reliever. Antibiotics may be prescribed depending on the severity of the infection.

If you feel you may have sinusitis, visit us today at AFC Urgent Care in Waltham. Our walk in center allows you to visit without an appointment and be seen by a board-certified doctor in no time. Visit us today at 1030 Main St in Waltham MA or call 781-894-6900.