Cold & Sinus Infection Treatment in Laredo, TX

Sinus Infection Treatment Laredo TX

Like most people, you can probably recognize signs of the common cold fairly easily: coughing, sneezing, a stuffy nose, and a sore throat. And more than likely, you’ve experienced those symptoms yourself. Most colds are caused by a harmless viral infection that resolves on its own within a few days. Pay particular attention to your nasal symptoms, though. If they linger, your body might be battling a more serious bacterial sinus infection (sinusitis).

Is It a Cold or a Sinus Infection?

Oftentimes, the symptoms of a run-of-the-mill cold virus and a bacterial sinus infection are similar—both can irritate and inflame your nasal passages. Therefore, it can be difficult to tell the difference without the help of a doctor. This is important because a bacterial infection may require antibiotic treatment, while a viral infection will not.

To make sure you receive appropriate treatment for whatever is ailing you, it’s best to seek medical attention for a cold that lasts longer than a week. In Laredo, Texas, you can see an experienced and caring provider at VitalMed Urgent Care. We’ll get to the bottom of your illness and help you feel better fast.

When Is Antibiotic Treatment Needed for a Sinus Infection?

At VitalMed, we may prescribe antibiotic treatment for your sinus infection if you have a thick nasal discharge and facial pressure that lasts longer than a week or starts to improve but then gets worse.

Otherwise, we may suggest a “watchful waiting” approach. Many mild sinus infections clear up on their own within about two weeks. To improve your comfort in the meantime, you might try some at-home sinus infection remedies, such as an over-the-counter pain reliever, decongestant, antihistamine or nasal irrigator.

Whether you need help managing your common cold symptoms or you think you might have a sinus infection, you are welcome to visit one of our walk-in urgent care centers in Laredo, TX. The VitalMed team can evaluate your illness and suggest an appropriate strategy to help you recover.

To learn more, contact VitalMed Urgent Care today.


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North Clinic 5711 McPherson Rd. Ste 103
Laredo, TX, 78041

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Tel: 956-602-8595   Fax: 956-602-8685

South Clinic 3120 La Pita Mangana Rd. No. 100
Laredo, TX, 78046

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Tel: 956-568-1350   Fax: 956-568-1588

Ana Hernandez

Always outstanding service from VitalMed! FNP Neira has always treated my family and myself with 100% loving care. Their new online booking Solv cuts down on wait time and lets you register from the comfort of your home. 10/10 recommend!! Go to Urgent care!!

Leticia Zamora

Great service and personal attention... Clinic is very nice and clean. Personnel from office to the medical professionals were very attentive and addressed all my concerns. Thank you!

Gladys Thomas

Excellent staff and great care, couldn't ask for better care.. I was in the nursing field for 18 years and I would recommend this clinic to everyone I know.

Illeana Lopez

Very friendly staff and very efficient! I went in and got seen within 10 minutes. Dr listened to my needs and attended. Very satisfied

Wendy Nunez

Wonderful service! Everything was clean. The staff was courteous and professional. The wait time was short. Love the App that’s available so that patients can “check-in” and get in line at home. Highly recommend.

Why VitalMed?

Since our founding in 2015, VitalMed has set the gold standard for non-emergency urgent care in the Laredo, TX, community. Our medical providers take great pride in making the lives of local individuals, families, employers and employees a bit easier. In non-life-threatening situations, we are a convenient and cost-effective alternative to an ER.

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