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Sinus Infections

What is a Sinus Infection (Acute Sinusitis)?

Acute sinusitis is an infection of the inside of your nose (sinuses) causing inflammation and swelling which interferes with drainage and produces mucus build-up.

Help for a Sinus Infection at Bronson

If a sinus infection is causing you concern, discomfort or interrupting your daily life, you can rely upon your local care team at Bronson to provide the relief you need.

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Symptoms of Sinus Infections

Common symptoms of a sinus infection are:

  • Pressure behind the eyes and cheeks
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Thick or green mucus drainage from the nose
  • Fatigue

Common Causes of a Sinus Infection

A sinus infection is most generally caused by the common cold. Other causes of a sinus infection are:

  • Allergies (nasal and seasonal)
  • Polyps
  • A weakened immune system from illness or medications
  • A deviated septum

Increased Risk of Sinus infection

In Adults
  • Smoking
In Children
  • Using a pacifier
  • Going to daycare
  • Drinking a bottle while lying down

Prevention of Sinus Infections

A bacterial sinus infection is not contagious, but viruses that lead to sinus infections can be spread from person to person. To prevent getting and passing a sinus infection, consider following the tips below:

Prevent Getting a Sinus Infection

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Get enough sleep
  • Avoid known allergens

Prevent Passing a Sinus Infection

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid sneezing or coughing into your hands

Sinus Infection Treatment

Most sinus infections will resolve on their own within 10 days. 

At-Home Treatment

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Over-the-counter cold and allergy medications
  • Decongestants
  • Nasal saline

If your symptoms continue or worsen after 10 days, call your doctor.

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On Demand Video Visit

See a doctor online using your smartphone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your home for minor illnesses (patients 18 months or older).

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Contact your Primary Care Provider

Current patients can schedule in-person or video visit appointments by calling the office.

Scheduled Video Visit

Find a doctor and schedule online or by calling (269) 341-7788.

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FastCare®

Walk-in care for minor illnesses for patients (18 months or older) in Kalamazoo.

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Urgent Care

Walk-in care for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries in Battle Creek.

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Emergency Care

Walk-in care for serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If you are unable to walk-in, dial 911 for emergency assistance.

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Find the Right Care Based on Your Need

Still not sure which is the best care option for you? Visit our Need Care Now page to compare options.

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Know When to Dial 911

If you are have persisting or worsening symptoms, or are experiencing a life-threatening condition such as chest pain, trouble breathing or stroke symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.