Feeling all stuffed up? With the holidays right around the corner, now is not the time to be feeling sick.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville is here to help you start feeling better as soon as possible so that you can get back to the holiday events without the stuffy nose.

Is My Nasal Congestion a Sign of a Sinus Infection?

A sinus infection happens when the cavities around the nasal passages because inflamed. While a cold can also cause a stuffy nose, if you experience other symptoms in addition to your nasal congestion, then you are most likely suffering from a sinus infection.

Signs of a Sinus Infection

  • Facial tenderness
  • Ear pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Loss of smell
  • Nasal congestion
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Runny nose
  • Sinus pressure
  • Sleeping problems
  • Throat irritation
  • Vision problems

Can I Use a Neti Pot for My Nasal Congestion?

In order to find relief from pain in the sinuses, nasal saline is recommended. While a Neti Pot can help to flush out any irritants that might be causing your stuffy nose, there are other methods that might be more useful in fighting your sinus infection and helping you to find relief once and for all.

Treatment for a Sinus Infection and Nasal Congestion

  • Take antibiotics, as prescribed.
  • Try an OTC decongestant.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Use a humidifier.
  • Try OTC medications for pain.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Apply a warm washcloth on face.

Are you still suffering from nasal congestion after a week? Then, it’s time for a visit to AFC Urgent Care Knoxville so we can get you feeling as good as new!