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Can a doctor treat a sinus infection on Maple?

In most cases, doctors can come to a diagnosis for your sinus infection online by asking about your symptoms.

If the doctor suspects you have a bacterial infection, they may prescribe antibiotics to help you treat that as well.

Doctors can also write sick notes for the sinus infection in the case you need to be excused from work, school, or other situations.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is a sinus infection?

Sinuses are hollow cavities surrounding the nasal airways that serve many functions, including controlling your voice and humidifying the air you breathe. A sinus infection is when one of these hollow cavities gets inflamed because of a bacteria or virus, and/or other environmental irritations like pollen and smoke.

Many people will have acute sinus infections throughout their life, but it is also possible to have chronic sinus infections. A chronic sinus infection can last 12 weeks or longer, and can significantly affect quality of life.

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Symptoms of a sinus infection include:

  • Puffiness in the face
  • Toothaches
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Facial pressure
  • Headaches
  • General fatigue
  • Bad breath

To prevent getting a sinus infection:

  • Avoid environments that may irritate your sinuses like construction sites, farms, smoking areas, etc.
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid things that you are allergic to and cause irritation in your sinuses
  • Wash your hands frequently to reduce the chance of a virus or bacteria getting inside your eyes, mouth, and nose
How can I treat a sinus infection?

Antibiotics can help depending on your situation, and if your infection is bacterial. If there is no antibiotic sinus infection treatment appropriate for you, you can try relieving your discomfort by:

  • Staying hydrated and drinking plenty of fluids
  • Ensuring you get enough rest
  • Taking pain relievers for fever, sore throat, and headache
  • Using decongestants or nasal sprays to relieve congestion
What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

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