Did you know that each year millions of Americans suffer from sinusitis or sinus pain? Typically, sinusitis includes nasal congestion, nasal discharge, facial pain and pressure. If the tissue in your nose becomes swollen from allergies, a cold or environmental triggers, it can block the sinus passages. When your sinuses become blocked, they can’t drain and you may feel pain and pressure.
Your sinuses consist of eight cavities located in pairs, behind your eyes, between your eyes, in your forehead and behind each cheekbone. When not inflamed, they produce mucus which helps keep the inside of your nose moist. That, in turn, helps protect against dust, allergens and pollutants.
However, once inflamed, mucus production increases, resulting in a drippy, runny nose. When your sinuses are blocked, they may even affect the Eustachian tube which leads to the ear, resulting in the feeling of blockage in the ear or fluid behind the eardrum.
When you visit Immediate Clinic, our goal will be to determine the source of the inflammation and then to:
- Reopen the nasal passages
- Reduce nasal congestion
- Relieve any pain and pressure
- Reduce the potential for complications.
Our Neighborhood Walk-In Clinic is:
- Walk-in friendly
- Open 7 days a week 8am-8pm
- In-network for most Washington insurers
- Open extended hours
- Equipped with X-Ray and Lab on-site
- Staffed by Doctors, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners