Ear, Throat, and Sinus Infections Treatment in Norman (HealthPlex), OK
Our Doctors and Staff at Immediate Care of Oklahoma Provides Treatments for Ear, Throat, and Sinus Infections Near You in Norman (HealthPlex), OK. Call Us or Walk in Today at 3400 Tecumseh Rd Norman, OK 73072.
It can be difficult for people to determine what caused an infection in the first place. What makes this more difficult and even confusing is that an infection can affect other areas of the body, like how a sinus infection can affect the ears. However, infections are pretty easy for immediate care doctors to diagnose, and it’s just as easy for them to treat these infections too. If you or a loved one is suffering from an infection, then come to Immediate Care of Oklahoma where we provide ear, throat, and sinus infections treatment in Norman (HealthPlex), OK. We’ll have the infection treated quickly so you can get back home right away to recover.
What are sinus infections and how are they treated?
A sinus infection is somewhat commonly known as sinusitis. It occurs when the sinuses become filled with fluid, which causes germs to grow and infect the body. These infections can be caused by allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, colds, or a deviated septum. To treat a sinus infection properly, professional diagnosis is necessary first. We can provide this service as well as treatment here at Immediate Care of Oklahoma.
Professional diagnosis is important because treatment depends on the cause of the infection. An immediate care doctor might prescribe an antibiotic for a bacterial infection. Or for an infection caused by allergic rhinitis, the doctor might recommend allergy testing to determine what the allergen is, and then recommend that you avoid that allergen. Infections caused by nasal polyps or a deviated septum might require the services of a specialist, so in this case, the doctor will provide a referral to see a specialist.
What causes ear infections and how are they treated?
With an ear infection, the middle ear gets infected by bacteria or a virus. This can be caused by a cold or allergy. Sometimes the flu can cause this kind of infection.
Children commonly get ear infections because they’re especially susceptible to them. Often an ear infection will clear up on its own, but other times a doctor will prescribe an antibiotic to clear up a bacterial infection. This can help to ease symptoms quickly for the child.
What are throat infections and how are they treated?
When a patient, young or old, is suffering from a sore throat, then it could easily be due to an infection, such as a viral infection. Actually, in about 90% of sore throat cases, a virus is the culprit. Bacterial infections can cause a sore throat too.
It’s common for some throat infections to go away on their own, but sometimes they don’t go away so easily or even at all. Professional treatment may be necessary. And because the symptoms of a throat infection can be quite uncomfortable for a child, you might want to have him or her treated right away. Some over-the-counter medications, like cough syrup, will ease a child’s symptoms of a viral infection. Sometimes, low-dose corticosteroids can ease pain, so one of these may be prescribed. Bacterial infections require a different approach with an antibiotic which will quickly clear up the infection. An immediate care clinic like ours can easily provide any of these medications, and an appointment is never necessary!
Do you provide ear, throat, and sinus infections treatment in Norman (HealthPlex), OK?
Yes, we provide treatments for any of these infections here at our Norman OK clinic. You’ll find this clinic over at 3400 Tecumseh Rd Norman, OK 73072. We’re open for you and anyone else in your family 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm. This means you can come see us or bring a loved one in to see us whenever you need quick, immediate care without having to make an appointment first, such as during an ear, throat, or sinus infection. Come see us right away today for quick and convenient care at Immediate Care of Oklahoma!