Do I Need to See an ENT for a Sinus Infection?

In the hot days of summer in Sevierville, we’re frequently going out into the heat and then back into air conditioned comfort—which can wreak havoc on our sinuses. We’ve all experienced that stuffed up nose or congested feeling from the constant fluctuations in temperature!

If you’re experiencing frequent or prolonged issues with your sinuses, though, you may have developed a sinus infection. But help is available.

Can I Go to an Urgent Care Center for a Sinus Infection?

Absolutely! Our qualified and knowledgeable staff is available seven days a week to help treat you and your family for any non-life-threatening condition, including sinus infections. Would you recognize the symptoms of an infection?

Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

  • Pain
  • Sinus discharge
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion

Do You Need an ENT?

It depends. If you’re only experiencing an occasional sinus infection, we can easily treat your symptoms and get you back to feeling better. But if you’re experiencing frequent sinus infections or complications, an ENT (ear, nose and throat specialist) may be needed to help find the underlying cause.

When You Need to See an ENT

  • Balance problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Cleft palate
  • Dizziness
  • Recurring ear, throat or sinus infections
  • Hearing impairment
  • Injury to your ears, nose or throat
  • Nerve problems in your ears, nose or throat
  • Problems smelling or swallowing
  • Regular nosebleeds

Think a sinus infection might be to blame for your symptoms? Visit AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today to receive a diagnosis and the treatment you need to get you back to feeling at your best.