(Feb. 27, 2018) – With recent rains and higher temperatures, more people are starting suffer from pollen-related allergies and the sinus infections that can accompany them, say Banner Health Urgent Care experts.
“Many cases can be treated with over-the-counter medicines, but urgent-care clinics can help people who have a cough, or some facial pain,’’ said Devin Minior, MD, chief medical officer of Banner Urgent Care.
Minior’s comments about allergies and sinus infections are available for downloading and editing.
Minior said urgent-care providers are now seeing more people coming in for treatment with complaints of stuffiness and congestion related to allergies.
If someone is also experiencing painful congestion in their face or around their teeth, that can be a sign of sinus infection, which is a very common ailment. For sinus infection, urgent-care providers may help pinpoint the cause of the infection, as well as offer help in reducing the pressure in the affected areas, Minior said.
Even though allergy season has begun, the flu season is also still lingering. Sometimes, people can be confused by their symptoms and not know if they have allergies, a cold or flu. Urgent cares can help people sort out their symptoms and get them the care that they need, Minior said.
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