Sinus pain treatment at Instant Tele Care
Instant Tele Care providers can remotely provide nasal, throat, and throat pain associated with sinus pain through a telemedicine visit. Our provider team is ready to administer treatment that alleviates sinus pain symptoms and organize your next steps for treatment.
Millions of Americans each year experience sinus pain from allergies, viruses, irritants, and several other factors. If your nose, throat, or ears continue to provide mild to moderate pain, then use the button above to quickly talk to a doctor today.
Throat Pain Treatment
Throat pain such as strep throat, sore throat, or general pain is commonly caused by viruses. The same viruses that cause the common cold and influenza are likely to have throat pain symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, runny nose, hoarseness of the throat, and general difficulty breathing. Strep throat is specifically caused by Streptococcal bacteria, which leads to redness, headache, fever, and difficult breathing/swallowing.
Patients that have lingering or consistent throat pain should contact Instant Tele Care right away, so that our providers can quickly diagnose the cause of your pain and coordinate next steps for treatment.
Sinus Pain Treatment
Sinus pain and pain of the nasal passages is a directly result of sinusitis, which is an inflammation of the upper nasal passages. Patients that experience nose or sinus pain can expect to have immediate symptoms such as mucus, blocked or congested nose, cough, fever, fatigue, and headache. Sinus pain is treatable with mild medications and at-home rest, but treatment from a medical provider can help to reduce sinus pain symptoms at a faster rate.
Sinus pain that last for more than 12 weeks may be a sign of chronic sinusitis. Long-term or chronic sinusitis is usually the result of a bacteria, virus, allergen, or pollutant. If long-term nose pain continues, speak with an Instant Tele Care provider right away.
Ear Pain Treatment
Ear pain in children is commonly caused by infection. This may be a virus or bacteria. It commonly occurs after a cold. In younger children that can’t express their symptoms, ear tugging may be noted. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fevers, low appetite, being fussy can also be signs and symptoms of an ear infection. In adults, ear pain from infection is less common but is a possibility. Most ear infections will need to be treated with antibiotics for a certain amount of time, usually 7 to 10 days. Some infections also require antibiotic drops that go into the outer ear canal for approximately the same amount of duration.
When ear infection is not the cause of ear pain, other issues as in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain are explored. This is pain from jaw muscles being strained from grinding teeth at night. Other causes of TMJ pain may be stress.
Ear pain can also be secondary to an excess of wax in the ears. Most people still use q-tips or cotton swabs to clean the ears. This in fact pushes any ear wax further into the ear canal and can actually break the eardrum or the tympanic membrane. Never clean the ears with swabs, instead, use a hair dryer after showering and dry the outer ear to ensure the ears are not wet.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You have new or worse symptoms of infection, such as:
○ Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness.
○ Red streaks leading from the area.
○ Pus draining from the area.
○ A fever.