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Sinuses are hollow spaces inside the skull. They are located around your nose as well as above and below your eyes, and connect to other hollow cavities of the skull. Experts say that these soft and pink membranes work to produce mucus to protect your nose from dust, dirt, and other pollutants.

 

Because of their function, sinuses are always at risk of getting swollen or inflamed as they catch a bacterial or viral infection. When this happens, you can easily develop sinus pain that may be acute or chronic.

 

Sinus pain is a common complaint of patients who visit Urgent Care walk-in clinic in Palm Beach Gardens. Aside from pain, other accompanying signs and symptoms make it harder for patients to deal with their sinus condition.

 

Common Symptoms of Sinus Pain

Urgent Care Forest Hill doctors identified the following earliest signs of a potential sinus problem:

 

  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Pain or pressure in the eyes and cheekbones
  • Swelling of the face
  • Headache
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Dizziness
  • Sore throat 
  • Earache
  • Tinnitus (ringing of the ears)
  • Hearing loss

 

Acute sinus pain usually occurs at least three times a year and lasts for about 10 days to two months. A chronic sinus problem, however, recurs more than four times a year and lasts over two months. 

 

Nasal Discharge, Nasal Congestion, and Sinus Pain? Time to Visit a Doctor in Urgent Care Forest Hill

 

If the sinus problem is chronic and comes with other symptoms like nasal discharge, nasal congestion, and even pain in the face, then it's high time to visit a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. 

 

In most cases, nasal discharge is green, which means that there is an infection in the nasal passages. Patients might also develop coughing fits, especially at night, since the discharge may drip from the nose to the back of the throat.

 

If the nose isn't dripping, then an inflamed sinus may be congested and restrict airflow that makes breathing more difficult. Patients might also temporarily lose the ability to smell or taste because of sinus infection and experience headaches, especially in the morning. 

 

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Treating and Preventing Sinus Problems

 

Doctors may prescribe over-the-counter medications like decongestants and antihistamines to manage sinus pain due to infections. You might also need nasal spray, but this is not recommended for prolonged use. 

 

In some patients, nasal irrigation using saline solutions might work to relieve sinus discharges. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, this treatment method is safe with no reported adverse effects. 

 

Avoiding sinus pain might be possible if you also avoid triggers that may cause sinus problems such as cigarette smoke. During flu season, washing your hands and wearing a mask may also protect you from developing sinus irritations.

 

Learn more about Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens

 

If you have further questions about sinus pain, our doctors at Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches Walk-in Clinic are always happy to help. You may also Contact Us or schedule an appointment.

 

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Almost every single person, no matter the age group, has experienced some form of nausea and vomiting. Nausea and vomiting, however, are not illnesses. Rather, they are signs and symptoms of an underlying medical condition.

Are nausea and vomiting the same?

Nausea and vomiting are two different symptoms, and one can exist without the other. Nausea refers to feeling sick in the stomach with an urge to vomit, although it doesn’t always lead to vomiting. Vomiting or throwing up is when you expel the contents of your stomach, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, through your mouth.

Common Causes of Nausea and Vomiting

Many diseases can lead to nausea and vomiting, and they are not necessarily diseases of the stomach alone. Experts in West Palm Beach urgent care have identified the following common reasons for nausea and vomiting:

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is a common occurrence in the United States, with approximately 48 million Americans getting sick from a form of food poisoning every year. Ingesting food-borne microorganisms from contaminated food and drink is the most common cause of food poisoning. If not treated promptly, it can lead to dehydration and fever.

Anorexia

Anorexia is a form of eating disorder that affects 30 million people in the United States, wherein patients have an intense fear of gaining weight. This condition doesn’t discriminate in terms of gender and age. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, a patient dies every hour due to an eating disorder. Patients with anorexia nervosa suffer from slow stomach emptying and sluggish metabolism, leading to bloating, acid reflux, nausea, and vomiting.

Bulimia

Bulimia is another form of eating disorder wherein patients have periods of excessive eating followed by induced vomiting and other forms of purging like fasting, excessive exercise, and use of laxatives and enemas -- which they do as a compensatory behavior. Just like anorexia, patients with bulimia nervosa are also afraid of weight gain. Around 1.5% of women in the United States suffer from bulimia nervosa.

Medical-Center-Hialeah Possible Reasons for Nausea and Vomiting: Part 1

Learn more about Urgent Care Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens

If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting, you must seek medical help immediately from doctors in our urgent care clinic, Palm Beach Gardens to identify the cause of your symptoms. Only after finding out the real cause can you be given proper treatment and medical management.

For your convenience, we have made our services more accessible. Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches has clinics in three convenient locations: Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs/Forest Hill and West Palm Beach urgent care. You may schedule an appointment with our doctors online or come over as a walk-in patient. We guarantee you a maximum of 15 minutes waiting time.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Locations

North Palm Beach / Palm Beach Gardens Clinic Location:

11951 US Highway 1 Suite 108,
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
(561) 429-6109

West Palm Beach / Palm Beach Clinic Location:

5818 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 429-4779

Palm Springs / Forest Hill Blvd Clinic Location:

3537 Forest Hill Boulevard,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 328-8433
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