Acute Sinus Infections: Treatment Options for Quick Relief

An acute sinus infection, also known as acute sinusitis, is an infection in the sinus and cavities. Acute sinusitis presents with symptoms of congestion and a stuffy nose, fatigue, and sometimes pain in the face and surrounding regions of the nose. Not all acute sinus infections require medical assistance.  However, more serious infections should be seen by a qualified doctor. If you suffer from acute or chronic sinus infections near Brandon, FL, Biggers Family Medicine offers primary care medical services, family medicine, well care, osteopathic medicine, and annual wellness visits. Dr. Joel Biggers and Dr. Elizabeth Biggers are a compassionate team who have been serving individuals and families in Brandon, FL, for years. 

Osteopathic medicine is a holistic form of medical care that treats the whole body and not only specific areas of the body. A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine is qualified to prescribe medication, provide medical diagnosis, and even perform surgery. However, osteopathic medicine also searches for natural healing remedies that enhance the body's ability to holistically heal itself.

How to Treat Acute Sinus Infections at Home

There are many over-the-counter and home-care remedies that can help ease the symptoms of acute sinusitis.  

  • Warm showers – Warm showers can be a highly effective way to help clear the sinuses through the use of steam to help ease the pressure and allow the nasal cavities to clear.
  • Stay hydrated – When the body is sick, it is important to stay hydrated and drink lots of fluids, including hot water or tea with lemon or honey.
  • Sleep next to a humidifier – Sometimes our homes can get too dry. By sleeping next to a humidifier, you are inhaling steam that can help keep your nasal cavity hydrated.
  • Saline nasal spray – Saline nasal spray is an excellent way to lubricate your nasal cavities and help clear congestion if you have a stuffy nose.

Symptoms of Acute Sinusitis That May Require Medical Care

If you live near Brandon, FL, contact Biggers Family Medicine If your symptoms do not alleviate over the course of a week, if you have a high fever, yellow discharge, if you suspect you have a bacterial infection, or if you have ear pain or severe headaches.  Dr. Joel Biggers and Dr. Elizabeth Biggers are qualified expert osteopaths who can treat your acute sinus infection with medication and/or holistic treatments and recommend further home-care techniques to alleviate your symptoms. 

To make an appointment with Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL, call (813) 655-4646 today!

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Biggers Family Medicine, P.A.

538 Wilbur St
Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: (813) 655-4646
Fax: (855) 366-8430

Office Hours (closed daily noon to 1:00pm for lunch)

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Lab Hours (closed daily noon to 1:30pm for lunch)

Monday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed