Can Urgent Care diagnose sinusitis?

Can Urgent Care diagnose sinusitis?

Can Urgent Care diagnose sinusitis?

At our urgent care facility, we can efficiently and effectively diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your sinus infection. While prevention is the best way to handle a sinus infection, it is not always possible to prevent, especially when caused by the common cold.

Is there a diagnostic test for sinus infection?

Typically, sinus infections are diagnosed solely on a patient’s symptoms and a medical examination. The physical exam itself will likely include checking inside your nose with a speculum and flashlight. Your doctor will note where you feel pain or tenderness as this can point to which of the sinuses is involved.

Can Telehealth diagnose sinus infection?

During a video consult on Amwell your doctor will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine if your symptoms point to a sinus infection. Then your provider will proceed to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Should I go to the doctor if I think I have a sinus infection?

You should see a doctor if you still have sinusitis symptoms after a week or if they return more than a few times within a year. You should also see a doctor as soon as possible if the infection worsens. Signs of a worsening sinus infection include: Fever.

Would a sinus infection show up in blood work?

The following are some of the diagnostic tests that are most often ordered to evaluate sinus conditions: Blood tests may be ordered to identify underlying conditions such as cystic fibrosis, allergies or viral/bacterial infections. Mucus samples may also be obtained to identify underlying conditions.

Can a sinus infection be diagnosed online?

Can you diagnose a sinus infection online? Yes. Through asking the right questions, our doctors can deduce if you have a sinus infection, no tests are necessary.

What is prescribed for sinus infection?

Amoxicillin (Amoxil) is acceptable for uncomplicated acute sinus infections; however, many doctors prescribe amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) as the first-line antibiotic to treat a possible bacterial infection of the sinuses. Amoxicillin usually is effective against most strains of bacteria.

Can a pharmacist prescribe antibiotics for sinus infection?

Can you buy antibiotics to treat a sinus infection over the counter? Antibiotics require a prescription. You cannot buy them over the counter and most have specific directions for taking them and some side effects. It is a federal law that all antibiotics require a doctor’s prescription.